Experienced Tampa and Riverview Paternity Lawyers.
Hillsborough County— Florida—Brandon, Florida—Riverview, Florida
The family law firm of All Family Law Group (Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A.) handles paternity suits initiated by both mothers and fathers who have had a child and are not married. Founding and lead attorney, All Family Law Group (Lynette Silon-Laguna), has handled thousands of family cases since 1997, including numerous cases involving paternity-related disputes.
Paternity suits filed by mothers most often seek child support payments from the child's father. Paternity suits filed by fathers most often seek to establish time sharing/visitation rights link to child custody, and also to have the father legally named as the child's father. Even if the father is on the child's birth certificate, legally he is not the father until a Final Judgment of Paternity has been entered and before then he has no legal rights to the child.
The firm attorneys at All Family Law Group (Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A.) , are experienced in preparing paternity settlement agreements and parenting plans to resolve the child issues involved. Furthermore, if you cannot resolve your issues by agreement, then we will diligently pursue your realistic goals before the court.
We begin each case by filing a Petition for Paternity with the court. In cases where paternity is disputed, we would then file a motion requesting DNA testing. An order for DNA testing cannot be obtained unless a paternity action is filed, unless both parents agree to it and it does not require an order. If the test establishes the father's paternity, the parties can proceed to resolve child custody, visitation and child support issues. The procedure in a paternity action is similar to the procedure in a divorce action, except that there are no assets and liabilities to divide. If the parties can agree, a paternity settlement agreement and/or a parenting plan will be drafted either at mediation or between the parties and their attorneys. Otherwise, the Court will decide the outcome at a final hearing.
If you have questions regarding divorce, family law or bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure solutions, contact the law firm of All Family Law Group (Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A.) We provide a free initial consultation, accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express, and charge reasonable and competitive rates. Furthermore, to assist you we have a team of legal assistants and associate attorneys, including a Spanish-speaking associate attorney.
Our office is conveniently located in the Riverview/Brandon area on Highway 301 South directly off of Interstate 75, near the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue. Contact our firm by e-mail or call 813.672.1900 . We will respond immediately!
We serve all of Hillsborough County, including Riverview, Brandon, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, Valrico, Thonotosassa, Sun City Center, Mango, Plant City, Ruskin, and Wimauma, Florida.
By Lynette Silon-Laguna