Category Archives: Paternity
Addressing Biological Paternity Questions In Florida
While it’s pretty clear who the biological mother of a child is, establishing paternity can sometimes be a little more complex. Paternity can be a touchy issue when two men both believe they are the biological father of a child; it’s not any easier when a woman believes a particular man is the father… Read More »
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When Can a Florida Court Order Paternity Testing?
Establishing paternity in Florida involves a specific set of legal procedures, particularly when the child already has a father in the eyes of the law. The basic rule is that when a child is born to an intact marriage, the husband is simply presumed to be the father–no additional legal steps are necessary. If… Read More »
Can a Judge Rule on My Paternity Case Without First Hearing All of the Evidence?
In any paternity or related family law dispute, the parties have the same right to due process as any other litigants who need to resolve their differences in court. For example, each side has the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses called by the other party. And while an amicable solution is often… Read More »
Matters of Paternity: Distinguishing Between the Biological and Legal Father
When it comes to establishing paternity, there are different approaches to the situation. A single mother may attempt to locate the father of her child. A father, after having a fallout with the mother, may try to claim his parental rights. Regardless of the situation or the circumstances, establishing paternity is in the best… Read More »