The Importance of Establishing the Parent-Child Relationship
Establishing the paternity of a child dramatically affects a family. Successful resolution usually has a positive effect on the parent and child. There are many reasons for seeking the truth concerning a child’s paternity. The parent and child benefit from this because paternity defines legal roles very clearly.
When you are listed as the father of a child, you have legal rights to visit or have custody of your child. At the same time, you have a fiduciary responsibility to your child. Also, your child benefits from knowing the medical histories of his or her genetic parents. The bond you develop and responsibilities you share with the child’s mother depend on your specific situation. If you need to fight for access to your child, rely on the expertise of our paternity lawyer to help you reach an agreement in court.
Legal paternity can be established through consent, DNA testing, or by default if the other parent fails to attend relevant court hearings or testing after being served notice. Our paternity attorneys help you understand the intricacies of your situation and take your case through the legal process.
Contact our firm to speak with a paternity court lawyer about your case. We proudly serve clients in Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey, FL, as well as the surrounding areas.