Understanding paternity and related issues can protect your child

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Unmarried Couples on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Last month, we touched briefly on how to establish on how to establish paternity in Florida. We discussed some of the ways that men can prove that they are a child’s father and why establishing paternity is important. For men, women and children in Florida who have paternity issues, knowing how to establish paternity and determining steps once paternity is established are vital. Because of the seriousness of paternity and the complexities of the laws surrounding it, fully understanding every aspect of paternity can take a lot of time.

We know how important it is for men to establish paternity so they can be a part of their child’s life. We know how important it is for women to have paternity established so they can get the support they need for their child. We know how important it is for children to know who their parents are. We have studied the law and understand what it takes to go from establishing paternity to seeking father’s rights to child support and custody once paternity is established.

When your child’s future is at stake, you have to make sure that you take your child’s best interests into account for any move you make. You have to make sure that you understand how court actions will affect your child. One way you can make sure your child’s interests are protected is to learn all you can about father’s rights, paternity, custody and other issues that might come up at the hearings or proceedings. We can help you to get the answers you need so you can make sure your child is taken care of properly. We have more information available on our paternity webpage.