Jacksonville Paternity Lawyer
Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and clients throughout Florida
Paternity determinations are important to both parents to either protect your rights to participate in your child’s life or to ensure that you receive the support you need for the child’s care. At Hardesty, Tyde, Green and Ashton, our Paternity Lawyer will fight for your parental rights.
When Paternity Becomes an Issue
For a child born out of wedlock, certain legal issues arise that are not present when a child is born within a marriage. When parents are married, the child is legally presumed to be the issue of the husband and the wife. However, when parents are not married, the mother has all legal rights to the child until the father of the child legally proves his paternity.
Father’s Paternity Issues
Signing the child’s birth certificate is not enough to establish the father’s right to time with his child. To get visitation and parental rights, a father must prove that he is the father of the child. This is usually accomplished through a paternity action. Then the father can be involved in establishing a Parenting Plan to spend time with his child.
Mother’s Paternity Issues
Unwed mothers often need our help to establish through a paternity action that the father is legally obligated to provide support for his biological child. Once paternity is established the court can order the father to pay support to the mother for their child.
Our Paternity Lawyer are experienced with helping both mothers and fathers prove paternity. We can guide you through the legal process and ensure that your rights for your child are recognized and upheld in court.
To speak with an experienced Jacksonville Paternity Lawyer about your case, please contact Hardesty, Tyde, Green and Ashton or call 1-877-398-2212 for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Our offices are in two convenient locations in Jacksonville, Florida.