Rights & Responsibilities

Paternity In Florida

When a paternity action is brought, we work to ensure that both of the parents understand their separate responsibilities to the child or children involved. The parents both have a right to be an active part of their children’s lives along with a corresponding duty to support the children.

A question of paternity frequently arises in one of two ways: a man is attempting to establish his right to visitation or a woman who has given birth is trying to prove paternity to ensure that the correct child support order is created. No matter the situation, establishing parentage of a child not only gives parental rights to the proper father, but also ensures the proper father is given responsibility for child support.

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DNA Testing

DNA testing technology has drastically improved in recent years. A quick and painless swab from the inside of the cheek can be the key to gaining access to a child or obtaining child support. A member of our firm can explain the DNA testing process and help you request that a test be performed. Once the court has established paternity, the related custody and child support matters can be dealt with.

At the office of Brodie & Friedman, P.A., our attorneys explain the importance of establishing paternity. We have over 30 years of combined experience handling a range of family law matters, including paternity actions. Establishing paternity is essential for unwed couples if they separate and a parent seeks child custody or needs to obtain child support. Fathers’ rights and mothers’ rights, while being equal, need to be determined by a court.

Our Family Law Practice proudly serves the communities of Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County and Martin County.

Contact Brodie & Friedman, P.A. today to discuss consultation—even though we may never need to take your case to court, our ability to do so from a position of strength brings immeasurable influence to negotiations across a range of disputed marital issues.

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