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Paternity Attorneys in Gainesville

Helping You with Paternity Matters & the Department Of Revenue

Regardless of a name on a birth certificate, a child born when a couple was not married does not guarantee the parental rights of the father. Fathers of children born outside of marriage must take certain steps to establish legal paternity.

According to the Florida Department of Revenue, paternity can be established by:

  • Marriage
  • Court order
  • Acknowledgment of paternity
  • Administrative order based on genetic/DNA tests
  • Legitimation (mother and natural father marry each other after their child's birth)

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The Advantages in Establishing Formal Paternity

The Gainesville family law attorneys at Dunham & Ingram aggressively assert the rights of fathers who want to formalize relationships with their children. We also represent birth mothers seeking support for their children by establishing formal paternity of the biological father.

Once testing is completed, the father has rights, as do the birth mother and child. Children can be eligible for health and life insurance, financial and medical support, and various government benefits and inheritances. Both parents have a say in legal decisions regarding their children. Mothers can secure a formal child support order while fathers can pursue a court order for custody or visitation.

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Contact our knowledgeable paternity lawyers in Gainesville today and find out how we can help you. Our legal team will sit down with you, discuss all the facts of your case with you, and help you make well-informed decisions regarding your future. You can rely on us to provide the effective legal guidance you need and deserve.

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