David F. Allen Attorney at Law LLC represents men and women in Lake County and throughout Central Florida in matters involving paternity (legal fatherhood). Whether you are a mother seeking child support who needs to establish who the father is and obtain support or you are a man whose paternity is in question and you wish to assert your rights, I will help you. Whatever your reason for establishing or denying paternity I will represent your interests under the law as I have in hundreds of cases.
There are many reasons that the legal establishment of fatherhood is important. When married couples have children, the husband is legally presumed to be the father. But when unmarried couples have a child, the mother usually retains sole physical and legal custody and the right to make important decisions about the child until paternity has been established.
Clients I represent in Paternity Actions include:
Children benefit greatly when fatherhood is established. They will form essential parental bonds from early childhood and be protected financially from the start. They are also allowed to know their father’s medical history which could prove essential when illness strikes, and they can benefit from a parent’s social security benefits in the event of a death.
Paternity actions in Florida can be filed by men or women. Once a case is filed every component of the relationship, including visitation, instantly becomes an issue. It is vital to have skilled legal counsel to establish paternity as soon as possible to protect parental rights and the rights of the child to a relationship with both parents.
I can help you to access DNA tests to establish or disprove paternity, and then negotiate and draft relevant documents. Every aspect of my firm’s Paternity practice is carried out with the utmost discretion and privacy. Whether you are seeking to prove parentage or dispute it, I will advocate for your rights.
Whether you wish to establish or dispute paternity, David F. Allen Attorney at Law L.L.C can guide you through the process to protect your rights. Call me at 407-247-8831 to schedule a free consultation.