Paternity Attorney Serving Brevard County, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Merritt Island and Titusville
Although every child has a father in the biological sense, a child may not always have a legal father. If a child is born out of wedlock and no action is taken by either parent to prove the identity of the biological father, or if no man steps forward to claim parenting rights, that child can be deprived of the rights and benefits of having a father.
Most people do not realize that in the State of Florida, if the mother of a child is not married when the child is born that child does not have a legal father. In order for legal paternity to be established at birth, an acknowledgement of paternity has to be signed by both parents in the hospital when the child is born. Without this being signed at birth, the child will have not legal father, because paternity has not been officially established.
This where legal paternity needs to be established after birth in a court of law. It is always best to move very quickly after birth to establish legal paternity. It is vital that the father file for a paternity judgement as soon as possible after birth to ensure he has his name recorded and to establish legal paternity.
Daniel J. Freyberg assists mothers and fathers throughout Brevard County in establishing the paternity of their children. He has more than 30 years of experience as a counselor, officer and attorney working in family courts. He is also an experienced Guardian Ad Litem who represents the interest of children in dependency cases. He understands the ins and outs of family court cases, and he can ably represent any client who seeks to establish a legal father for a child.
Attorney For Fathers' Rights, Mothers' Rights And The Rights Of Children | Serving Titusville, Merritt Island And All Of Brevard County
The Florida laws regarding paternity were established to help both fathers and their children establish a legal relationship, in order that they may move forward and establish a true father – child relationship. They are also there to make sure the child is able to be supported both emotionally and financially by the father afterwards.
If you are a mother seeking to determine the paternity of your child, or a father seeking to establish legal paternity of your child, attorney Daniel J. Freyberg is here to help.
In Florida, there are a number of ways in which paternity can be established, such as proof of marriage, a signed admission by the father, or through DNA testing. Although it may seem like a difficult process, establishing legal paternity of a child is one the most important things you can do for that child and for yourself. You need a competent attorney to take you through this process, and paternity lawyer Daniel J. Freyberg is here to help you through it every step of the way.
Both fathers and mothers have good reasons for establishing paternity. For mothers and children, it can legally obligate the father to pay child support and entitle a child to the father's health insurance, government benefits and inheritance.
Establishing legal paternity will also provide fathers with legal rights to participate in decisions that affect the child, and to open the door for legally sanctioned time sharing.
Conversely, in situations in which it is determined that a man is not the biological father, a paternity determination can free him from obligation to a child that is not his own.
Contact Brevard County Paternity Attorney Daniel Freyberg
Although paternity determinations can be very useful, they can be harder to obtain as time passes and a child ages. If you wish to determine the paternity of a child, it is important that you act quickly to establish your parental rights and assume your parental responsibilities.
To consult with an experienced Florida paternity lawyer who will listen to your concerns and work closely with you to reach the best long-term solutions to your paternity concerns, contact attorney Daniel J. Freyberg online, or call 321-459-2994.