Helping Parents In Tampa With All Aspects Of The Paternity Process

Get The Facts About Paternity

When a child is born to a married couple, the parentage of the child is undisputed. But when the parents are unmarried, it may be necessary to establish paternity to ensure an alleged father is granted parenting time and other parental rights.

Clearing Up Any Misconceptions Regarding Paternity In Florida

It seems cut and dry; you are listed as the father of your child on the birth certificate and should be entitled to the privileges of parenthood. But if you and the mother of your child are unmarried, the law doesn't see it that way. Although you can be held accountable for child support payments, without establishing paternity, you have no parental rights.

At Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group, our attorneys work with men and women throughout Florida to understand paternity, their parental rights and how to legally assert those rights. There are two primary factors we emphasize to unmarried couples:

  1. Just because the name of the father is on the birth certificate, doesn't mean he has rights to custody or visitation.
  2. When a child is born out of wedlock, the mother is the only legal guardian.

A simple DNA test is the easiest way to establish paternity. Whether representing a mother looking to obtain support for her children or working with an alleged father who wants to confirm whether or not he is indeed the father and establish his fathers' rights, we assist men and women with their respective issues.

Helping Parents In Tampa Legally Establish Or Disestablish Paternity

When you have questions regarding child support, paternity and parental rights, reach out to us at Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group by calling 813-302-1265 or by submitting an online contact form. Our team of family law lawyers can provide you with the advice, resources and representation necessary to help you protect yourself and your children.