Florida Custody Lawyers must, from time to time, deal with issues of paternity within the courts. These disputes are never something to be taken lightly, and they can (and do) become contentious due to the nature of the dispute itself. Some men will dispute their paternity of a child that they do not believe is theirs, still others will petition the courts to have a child’s DNA established because they believe a child might be theirs. As I’ve said, these cases are never easy and almost always become highly emotional, regardless of the outcomes.
I work with men who have found themselves in a situation of unresolved paternity so that they might have some form of closure in regards to the existence of a child that may or may not be theirs. For those who wish to not only establish paternity, but also win the right to assist in the parenting of a child I will work with you to not only petition the courts for testing that can prove your paternity, but also to negotiate your rights to access.
For those who are on the opposite end of the spectrum, where perhaps they feel as if they are responsible for the well-being of a child that is not theirs, they can naturally feel taken advantage of and heartbroken. As your Florida lawyer I can advise you of your rights in this situation, but I also try to help you work through your initial reaction towards a long-term outcome that you can live with. I’ve found that the initial hurt can propel a case such as this forward at break-neck momentum, and then months later the individual feels regret regarding the decision to abdicate himself from the life of a child he had grown to love and view as his own.
If you are in the middle of a paternity conundrum I urge you to give me a call so that we can discuss your options regarding the dispute.