Paternity law in Florida
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Paternity law in Florida

Paternity determinations are sometimes a formality, as in the case of unmarried domestic partners. Sometimes they are necessary to determine the child’s father. At Schwam-Wilcox & Associates, our paternity lawyers provide guidance to people in Orlando, Orange County and throughout Florida. We will help you protect your rights and educate you to understand your obligations.

Why establishing paternity is important

For mothers, establishing paternity is important to ensure financial assistance from the father. Our attorneys will help you establish paternity and calculate child support. The biological father can then be required to make child support payments starting 24 months prior to when the case was filed, as long as the child is more than 24 months old.

For fathers, establishing paternity is important to make certain you can have a relationship with your child. Only when paternity is established do you have the right to request time-sharing with your child. We will help you establish paternity and put together a parenting plan that strengthens your relationship with your child.

Learn more about paternity actions

If you are in need of a paternity attorney (lawyer) in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake or other counties throughout Florida call Schwam-Wilcox & Associates at 407-245-7700, or Contact Us by completing the form below to schedule a consultation. Schwam-Wilcox & Associates is a firm you can trust, and our attorneys are ready to help you with your legal needs. The main office is conveniently located near Winter Park in Orlando, with appointments also available in The Villages.