The legal action of identifying the child’s father, paternity in Florida is crucial to know what the father’s right entail. Defining who the legal father is can determine visitation rights, custody, and child support obligations. In some cases, a paternity test is used to disprove fatherhood as well, waiving that person’s obligations legally to the child. The Divorce & Mediation Center of Florida works thoroughly and swiftly through the paternity process, resolving visitation agreements, child custody arrangements, and child support disputes with the best interest of the child in mind.
There are multiple reasons to consider paternity actions. Mothers typically file to establish obtain child support from the legal father. Fathers file paternity suits to create a legal parent-child relationship or to obtain visitation with the child. In some cases, father’s wish to dispute the paternity of a child and to have all support and obligations waived.