Tampa Family Law Attorney Aiding Fathers Establish Paternity
Establishing paternity is more than just declaring you are a child’s father. It is the establishment of your legal and financial obligations; it ensures your visitation rights, the right to have a say in how your child is raised and helping to provide for the health and well-being of your child.
Paternity rights are legally recognized via two ways in Florida:
- Establishment of Paternity (court process)
- The child is born during marriage
This is especially important to understand if you are not married to your child’s mother as signing the birth certificate is merely an acknowledgement you are the father and is only the first step in guaranteeing your paternal rights.