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A Comprehensive Guide To Paternity Disputes And DNA Testing In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Paternity is the legal foundation of a father’s rights and responsibilities in Florida. If there is a dispute over paternity, genetic testing (DNA testing) may be required to determine the child’s parentage. There are a clear set of rules, regulations, and procedures that govern the DNA testing process in paternity cases in the state…. Read More »

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Is It Possible To Disestablish Paternity In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

For an unmarried father to have parental rights and parental responsibilities, he must establish legal paternity for a child. This raises an important question: Can paternity be disestablished once it is already in place in Florida? The answer is ‘yes’—but only in limited circumstances. In this blog post, our Clearwater paternity lawyer explains the… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Decades-Old Rule that Disadvantaged Biological Fathers

By Gale H. Moore |

On June 28th, 2018 the Supreme Court of Florida issued a major ruling in a key family law case. In Treneka Simmonds v. Connor Perkins, Florida’s highest court struck down a decades-old legal rule that severely disadvantaged biological fathers by putting a child’s ‘legitimacy’ ahead of a father’s parental rights. This is an important… Read More »

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How to Establish Paternity in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

A father will not be able to fully assert his parental rights unless he can establish legal paternity for his child. Likewise, a mother will not be able to collect the child support that is rightfully owed to her unless she can establish that the man in question is the legal father of the… Read More »

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