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Establishing Paternity With Experienced Legal Guidance

Father’s rights in situations where parents are not married (“Paternity”)is something that too many people take for granted in a relationship. In Florida, the father only has legally enforceable rights as a father if the parents were married either before or after their child is born. Otherwise, fathers have no legal rights to time sharing or other contact until paternity is established if a couple is unmarried, even if the father’s name is listed on a child’s birth certificate. Establishing paternity rights can be difficult, especially when a parent is resisting the paternity process. Thankfully, you can get the help you need from an experienced law firm.

At Itzkowitz Law, PLLC, we provide our clients with the compassionate and committed representation they deserve from our Lutz office. We know how delicate family law matters can be, and we want to be the one to help you defend your best interests in your case.

Why You Should Establish Paternity

Establishing paternity for your children can benefit both fathers and mothers. For fathers, establishing paternity can grant them the legal rights of a father, granting them access to physical time-sharing rights and the legal right to be involved in the decision-making of the child’s life.

For mothers, establishing paternity means holding fathers accountable for their responsibility in raising their children. Additionally, establishing paternity is a major tool in child support claims to ensure children have the resources they need to grow up with adequate food, medicine and shelter.

As your legal representative in this family law issue, we can help you defend the truth in your case to ensure paternity is established to either grant you your rights as a father or protect you as a mother. We are prepared to stand by you through every step of the paternity process, answer your questions and address your concerns as well.

Do Not Leave Paternity In Question

Even though you know who the father of your child is, you need to be sure that the state recognizes that paternity. We are here to help you when you are ready to establish paternity, and we are only a phone call away. Call to schedule your free initial consultation by calling 813-461-6600 or emailing us here to set up your appointment today.