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Tampa Paternity Attorney on Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity in Florida is necessary before unwed parents petition the courts for relief such as child support, visitation, custody or timesharing.  Unmarried parents who ask the courts to enter orders for child support and timesharing will benefit from the establishment of paternity as once it is established it enables a child to get financial assistance, such as child support  as well as government programs if applicable. Father’s rights are also protected when paternity is established and the father is able to establish a relationship with the child or children by obtaining an order for timeshare and visitation. Once paternity is established the child will have access to important family medical information and history which can be crucial in medical emergencies.

Paternity must first be established according to the Florida statutes and states, in part:

Fl Statutes 742.011 Determination of paternity proceedings; jurisdiction.—Any woman who is pregnant or has a child, any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a child, or any child may bring proceedings in the circuit court, in chancery, to determine the paternity of the child when paternity has not been established by law or otherwise.

Fl Statutes  742.10   Establishment of paternity for children born out of wedlock.

(1) Except as provided in chapters 39 and 63, this chapter provides the primary jurisdiction and procedures for the determination of paternity for children born out of wedlock. For information about filing an action with the courts for the purposes of establishing the identity of the father of children who are born out of wedlock, visit our website at http://www.divorcelawyer-tampa.com/paternity-lawyer.htm.
Fl Statutes 742.12 govern paternity and DNA testing to determine paternity. For information about DNA testing and paternity visit us online at http://www.divorcelawyer-tampa.com/paternity-lawyer.htm.

2 comments on “Tampa Paternity Attorney on Establishing Paternity

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