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Four Types of Tests Used to Prove Paternity
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For a child to have a legal father in Florida, the mother must be married at the time of birth or an acknowledgement of paternity must be signed by both parents at the hospital. Otherwise, paternity will need to be established at a later time, most likely using a paternity test.
 
What are these tests? How do they work? Below we are going to detail four different types of… Read More [+]


5 Ways That Paternity Can Be Established in Florida
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As the father of a child or children, you have a lot of responsibilities. The emotional and mental labor that comes with being a parent makes it one of the hardest jobs in the world. And while this job can be done without any official documents or signatures to prove your connection to your child, it is understandable if a man wants to establish paternity and claim the right to… Read More [+]


The Pros and Cons of Establishing Paternity in Florida
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When two parents are not married and the biological father is not present at the birth of a child, the “father” portion of the child’s birth certificate will most likely be left blank. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. You can fill in that blank by establishing paternity.
 
Should you do this? Is it worth the legal proceedings and fees for testing? Ultimately that depends on you,… Read More [+]


How Establishing Paternity Can Get You Child Support
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Providing for your child is hard enough, but providing for your child as a single mother is especially difficult.
 
Even if you were never married to the father of your child and his name is not present on your child’s birth certificate, there is a way to hold him responsible and get him to provide for his son or daughter: child support.
 
Of course, child support only comes… Read More [+]


How and Why to Establish Paternity in Florida
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Paternity is a legal recognition of fatherhood. If a mother is married when she gives birth, the state of Florida assumes that the child’s father is her husband.
 
But as non-traditional family structures become more commonplace in the US, questions may arise about paternity laws. How is paternity established when the parents are unmarried? What are the benefits of legally establishing a child’s father?
 
We hope to answer… Read More [+]