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Paternity Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on : September 19, 2016
Florida Paternity Lawyer
Paternity can be a sensitive issue, but it’s important you understand the facts surrounding the legal establishment of paternity and why it is a crucial component of many cases. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Can Paternity Be Assumed? Paternity is only assumed in cases of a married couple. It is not necessary to…

Paternity Testing in the Context of a Child Support Case

Posted on : February 14, 2016
Florida Paternity Lawyer
No matter what side of a child support case you are on, paternity testing will come into play if you and the mother of the child were or are not married. Learn more about paternity testing and how it relates to child support below. Requesting Child Support & Paternity Testing If you are the mother…

What Are Your Paternity Testing Options?

Posted on : April 29, 2015
lasleyfamilylaw
In many family law cases, there is a need to determine who is the father of the child. There are several ways to perform paternity testing, but not all of them are admissible in court as a way to legally establish paternity. If you are a mother who needs to establish paternity in order to seek child…

How much will a Tampa divorce attorney cost?

Posted on : May 2, 2014
I’m always faced with this question with each perspective client I meet with–how much do I charge for handling a divorce or other family law case in the Tampa Bay area?  For divorce cases, my initial retainer is approximately $3,000-$5,000, which does not include the filing fees. Upon scheduling a consultation and getting into the…

Jurisdiction

Posted on : September 14, 2011
In a divorce case, many people are under the misconception that if one party lives in Florida for at least six months then he/she can get divorced in Florida. While there is a six month residency requirement to become divorced in Florida, that only allows Florida to have subject matter jurisdiction of the case.  Florida also…

What is my right as a Father (Paternity cases)?

Posted on : March 8, 2010
If a child is born out of wedlock, Florida considers the mother the natural, legal custodian of the child, even if the father signs the birth certificate.  It’s important for Father’s to realize that they CANNOT stop an unwed mother from leaving the state unless the father has a custody order from the court.  It’s…

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