Need to Establish Paternity in Jacksonville, FL?

Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help You Assert Your Legal Rights

In the state of Florida, if the mother is married at the time of birth, the husband is the legal father of the child. However, many women aren't married when their child is born. In these instances, the mother, the father, or both parents may want to establish paternity so that they can pursue their legal rights with regard to the child through the Florida courts. At Owenby Law, P.A., we help mothers and fathers establish paternity.

Our firm handles various paternity matters, including:

Whether you are a mother or father looking to establish paternity, you can turn to the Jacksonville family law attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A. for experienced legal guidance. Our firm has helped thousands of families over the years, so you can trust that your case will be in good hands. Not only can we help you establish paternity, but we can also assist you in asserting your parental rights. Contact us today for more information.

If you need help with a paternity matter, please contact Owenby Law, P.A. for a free review.

There Are Five Ways to Establish Paternity in Florida

  • Marriage: The husband is considered the legal father when parents are married at the time of the child's birth.
  • Legitimation: The father and mother are married after the birth of the child and update the birth record.
  • Administrative order based on genetic testing: Paternity is ordered if a DNA test determines who the father is.
  • Establishing paternity through a court order: A judge can order paternity in court in some instances.
  • Acknowledgement of paternity: An unmarried couple can declare paternity by signing a document after the birth.

How You Can Benefit from Establishing Paternity

As a mother, identifying your child's father gives you the ability to obtain a child support order from the courts. If you are a father, once paternity is established, you will have the right to visitation and will be able to participate in decisions regarding the child's education, medical care, residence, etc. In addition, certain work or governmental benefits that may not have been previously available may now be extended to the father's child.

Once your child’s paternity has been established, our Jacksonville family lawyers can also assist you with matters regarding visitation rights, child support, child custody agreements, birth certificate changes, name changes, and more. As a parent, you are entitled to certain rights. Let Owenby Law, P.A. help you assert these rights by learning more about the options available in your case. Call us today for your free case review.

We’ve Helped Thousands of Families – Call Now for Your Free Review!

Owenby Law, P.A. has assisted mothers, fathers, and couples throughout Florida in establishing paternity. In fact, we have handled thousands of cases over the years. Whether you are trying to establish your legal rights as a father, or you are a mother who is attempting to make the father of your child live up to his legal responsibilities, our dedicated legal team can help, no matter how complicated your case may seem.

Do you need help with a paternity matter in Florida? Call Owenby Law, P.A. for guidance.