Paternity establishes a child’s rights to have support and have time sharing with the biological father. Whether or not the parents are married, a child has the same rights for support from both parents and the father has rights as an established biological parent to the child. A paternity action can be initiated by a man who believes that he is the child’s father, or by the mother looking to establish financial support. Our experienced Gainesville family law attorneys can help you obtain a DNA paternity test to prove fatherhood or help you transfer a paternity judgment from another state. After establishing paternity, parents can address timesharing, parenting plans, and child support.
Whether you are looking for child support or to protect your rights as a parent, McNeal Legal, LLC, can help.