Paternity Law And You

When unmarried parents have a child, the father has no legal custody rights unless he asserts them through a paternity action. Even without custody rights, he is still required to pay child support.

At Family Matters Law Group, P.A., we represent fathers and mothers in paternity actions in the Plantation area. We help fathers pursue their rights when it comes to custody and support. With candid, pragmatic counsel, we will help represent your rights so you can have a meaningful relationship with your child.

What Is Paternity?

In layman's terms, "paternity" means conducting a test to determine a child's biological father. In civil proceedings, establishing paternity resolves custody and child support issues for unmarried parents. While paternity issues are commonly part of child support cases, they can also be a factor in adoption, estate planning and custody matters.

DNA testing will be necessary to prove or disprove paternity. If you are found to be the child's father, it's important to know that you could be held responsible for back child support.

We Protect Father's Rights

We understand that fathers have a right to be involved in their child's life. Until the father has legally asserted his rights, however, this may not be possible. Once the rights are established, the father has legal rights to the child, no matter what the circumstances are between the mother and himself.

If you are not married to your child's mother, it's important that you contact a paternity lawyer to enforce your rights. We will help protect your parental rights so that you can be a part of your child's life — now and in the future.

Your Family Matters Matter To Us

We are upfront and honest about what parents can expect and help them form realistic goals. Call today at 866-593-0459 for a phone consultation to discuss your case in more detail. Initial consultations are free in Family Law Cases. We are also available through email. Se habla español.