What does it mean to establish paternity in Tampa, FL?
When you are unmarried and have a child together, then either the father or the mother would want to establish the father’s legal rights to the child and obligations over that child. This is done by filing a Petition for Determination of Paternity and concluding with a Final Judgment of Paternity. If this action is not taken, then legally father’s have no rights in Florida to timesharing, which is visitation, or decision making pertaining to the child. The mother can still file for child support even if the father does not have the other rights which would be included in the final judgment.
Call the law firm of All Family Law Group, P.A. at 813-672-1900 or by email to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with an experienced Tampa family lawyer and determine the options available to you.