Jacksonville Disestablishment of Paternity Attorneys
The definition of family has evolved greatly in the last two generations. Divorce is more common now than ever. People have children from more than one partner, born during marriage or not. DNA now allows us to establish OR DISESTABLISH that a certain man is the biological father of a child.
A few years ago, the Florida legislature enacted a law facilitating the disestablishment of paternity. While a woman may want child support from you, if you are not the biological father, you have no duty to pay. Some men want to establish that they are indeed the father, in order to get custody or visitation rights. But you have just as much right to refuse to pay child support if you are not the father.
Disestablishment of Paternity
This is a very sensitive and new issue in the law. Talk to an attorney at Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A., about your situation.
Our lawyers can advise and represent you in a range of capacities and circumstances. For example, a client may be recently married, but suspect the new baby is not his. Act quickly; there may be a time limit to disestablish paternity. Talk to an attorney now, and then get a DNA test.
By examining all aspects of the situation, we are better prepared and have an increased ability to determine the best way in which to see that your interests are protected. This is important to consider when deciding on a course of action to take when seeking a resolution to the case.
Contact us for a free consultation. During this time, a member of our firm can assess your case and determine the best way in which to pursue a resolution that is in your best interests.
For help disputing child support in Florida, contact our Jacksonville office today at 904-834-4597 to schedule an appointment at our firm. We will work to protect you and your family's rights and interests.