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Jacksonville Paternity Rights Lawyer

Paternity Rights

Legal Representation for Paternity Issues

When you have questions about paternity, you need answers from an experienced attorney; answers that will enable you to make the proper decisions about custody and support.

At the Law Office Daniel M. Copeland, we provide legal counsel to both men and women regarding paternity disputes or related issues. We will be your advocate and your voice to make sure that your right to receive support or pay child support is done fairly and equitably.

Consideration for Fathers' Rights

Unfortunately, many men believe that the courts favor mothers in custody and time-sharing issues; thankfully, this is no longer the case. In 2008 Florida's laws governing custody were amended to eliminate such terms as custodial parent, primary residential parent and visitation plan because they implied that the roles of the two parents were not equally important. The current law acknowledges that it is in the best interest of the child to have both parents equally involved in their life.

We will defend a father's right to a custody agreement and time-sharing plan that gives him fair access to his children. If paternity is in question, we can help you resolve that issue in advance of any custody or child support decisions. In the event that you feel that an unfounded paternity action has been brought against you, we can defend you against that action and any future child support obligations.

Mother's Seeking Child Support

If you are a mother who is trying to establish paternity in order to receive child support, we can guide you through the process. A child's father is obligated to provide financial support. However, you may need to get a court order to receive your child's lawful support. If paternity is in question, you will need to provide proof to the court such as a scientific test or a paternity test. Once paternity has been determined, we can help you determine and obtain the state mandated child support.

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If you want to discuss your parental rights or the termination of parental rights with an experienced attorney, take advantage of our free initial consultation please contact us to schedule.

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The Law Office of Daniel M. Copeland

9310 Old Kings Road South,
Suite 1501
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone: 904-482-0616
Fax: 904-482-0618
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