Determining Paternity Helps Everyone Involved
Both parents play a vital role in a child’s life. When paternity is unclear, it can be difficult on many different levels. The Law Office of Hollis E. Mandell, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, has helped clients throughout Florida navigate these types of cases. Whether you are establishing paternity or contesting it, we can answer all of your questions.
Understanding The Process And What It Means For You
The mother of the child can request a paternity test, or the alleged father can also volunteer. If the father refuses, the mother can file a lawsuit forcing the father to participate. Once paternity is proven, a number of things can change. For example, the father can refuse his consent to an adoption, file for custody or visitation rights and also be required to pay child support.
This process is often emotional, which is why having an educated attorney is crucial. We can make sure your parental rights are protected. If a former partner says that you are the father of her child, but you don’t believe this to be true, you can fight these allegations. Just like proving you are the father, you will have to take a paternity test in order to prove you are not. This information is beneficial for all parties involved. Trust a skilled attorney to get the answers you deserve.
Helping Either Side In A Paternity Case
These cases can become overwhelming quite quickly. Having an experienced paternity lawyer at your side can help speed up the process while making sure things are done correctly. In order to discuss your case, call our office in Fort Lauderdale at 954-546-7438 today. You can also fill out our contact form.