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How to Disestablish Paternity as a Married Man: An Overview of Florida Law

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In Florida, a married man is presumed to be the legal father of his wife’s child. As such, parental rights and responsibilities take immediate effect. If the man later finds out that he is not the biological father, he may be able to disestablish paternity—though, it is not guaranteed. Disproving paternity is complicated. There… Read More »


How Does a Paternity DNA Test Work in Florida?

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Paternity is the foundation of a man’s parental rights and parental responsibilities in Florida. When an unmarried mother gives birth, paternity is not automatic. Action must be taken to establish paternity. That is not to say that establishing paternity has to be difficult—both parents can simply sign and submit Florida’s Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity… Read More »


How Do You Disestablish Paternity in Florida?

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In Florida, it is possible for a man to disestablish paternity—even once it has already been established or after a child support order has been entered. When paternity is terminated, parental rights and parental responsibilities—including child support obligations—will also be extinguished. That being said, it is not easy to disestablish paternity in Florida. It… Read More »


Four Ways to Establish Paternity in Florida

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Paternity matters. A father who wants shared custody rights must establish legal paternity. Likewise, a mother who wants to obtain child support payments must establish the father’s paternity. Without paternity, the alleged father of the child will not have legal rights or legal responsibilities. Proving paternity is an incredibly important step, that, depending on… Read More »


How Do I Establish Paternity in Florida?

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Whether you are a father who is seeking child custody in Florida or a mother who is seeking to obtain child custody from your child’s biological father, you may be wondering how to establish paternity. Even in situations where the parents were in a long-term relationship and both raised the child together for a… Read More »


Why Should I Establish My Paternity?

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Some parents do not think it is important to legally establish their child’s paternity. After all, you know who your child is, and you do not need court approval to love your child or be part of his or her life. But actually, there are circumstances under which you do need court approval to… Read More »


Timesharing Rights for Unmarried Fathers

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Enjoying the rewards of parenting a child is an experience many people welcome, and the law grants parents’ rights over their children so they can provide necessary care and guidance. For married couples, the question of who is the legal parent of a child is easy. The law automatically recognizes the husband and wife… Read More »

New Low-Cost DNA Test Could Make Establishing Paternity Easier

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Knowing who their parents are does not just benefit a child’s psychological and emotional wellbeing. It is also important for health reasons. Having this information may yield important insight related to how prevalent certain diseases are within the parent’s family or the presence of genetic conditions a child could face as an adult. Questions… Read More »

Establishing Paternity in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

The traditional image of the American family includes a mother, a father and children, and everyone assumes the man in this family called “Dad” is the biological father. Legal issues surrounding paternity are not as uncommon now as in days past with marriage rates declining generally and less people planning to ever marry. Determining… Read More »

Establishing Paternity for the Single Dad

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Florida has a series of laws that provide for legally establishing the biological parents of a child. If you are a father and not married to the mother of your child, your ability to see your child may be affected by the fact that you are not married to the mother of your child…. Read More »

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