Clearwater Paternity Attorney Serving Largo, FL
Establish Paternity and Assert Your Parental Rights
In order for parents to fully assert their rights or enforce child support orders, paternity needs to be legally established. Mothers and fathers each have the right to file paternity actions with the court to establish their rights and responsibilities and to make decisions regarding custody, visitation and support. It is important to have an experienced lawyer help you assert your rights and file your paternity action in the correct way.
At the Law Offices of Gale H. Moore, P.A., in Largo, Florida, we handle a wide variety of family law issues and have represented many mothers and fathers in paternity actions. Attorney Gale Moore has practiced law in Pinellas County since 1993 and is committed to providing caring and compassionate representation. We will help you through the process of establishing or disputing paternity.
Legal Rights for Mothers and Fathers in Florida
Paternity for Mothers
Unmarried mothers who wish to receive child support must first establish the paternity of their children. In the state of Florida, mothers have a limited amount of time to collect back child support, so it is important to talk with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Our firm can help you promptly establish paternity and establish child support orders in a timely manner.
Fathers’ Rights in Paternity
Unwed fathers in Florida have limited rights concerning their children if they have not established paternity. Input into decisions about how and where children are raised cannot be made by fathers who are not legally recognized as the parent. Even in cases where the father and the mother are living together in a happy relationship, the father’s can be limited if the relationship breaks down between the parents and no written agreement or Court Order is in place. By establishing paternity, fathers can enforce their rights and protect the best interests of their children.
Learn more information about establishing paternity in Pinellas County, Florida, by contacting us at the Law Offices of Gale H. Moore, P.A. Talk with us about your specific circumstances and get the assistance you need. Call for an initial consultation at 727-584-2528.