Establishing Paternity Is Key For Unmarried Parents
Establishing paternity and parental rights and obligations is critical when a child is born to parents who are not married. An unmarried mother may need the assistance of the court to obtain support for her child. An unmarried father may need the court’s assistance to have a quality relationship with his child.
I am Naples paternity lawyer Beverly L. Brennan. With over three decades of legal experience helping families find their way through family law challenges, I can help you establish paternity of your child, so your child can have the full benefits of support from both parents and quality time with each parent.
As your attorney, I can also assist you with related issues, such as:
- Developing a parenting plan that provides time with both parents
- Establishing, enforcing or making modifications to child support orders
- Updating your will to ensure your child will inherit from you
The Process Of Establishing Paternity In Florida
Establishing paternity is similar to the process of addressing children’s issues in a divorce proceeding. The court will look to create a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child, including consideration of school, home life and other factors.
Many people believe that a DNA test is necessary to establish paternity. While a DNA test can be useful if there is a dispute over biological paternity, may parents can agree on this issue without needing to have a costly test.
Let’s Discuss Your Situation In A Confidential Consultation
If you are a mother or father who is looking to establish the paternity of a child, don’t hesitate to call the Law Offices of Beverly L. Brennan, P.A., at 239-207-3051 or toll-free at 239-207-3051. You can also reach my Collier County firm online to set up a consultation.