Fathers' Rights Lawyer

Fathers have rights in the state of Florida. Among these rights are the right to have your name added to a child’s birth certificate after paternity has been established and the right to seek residence of your child. It is important to recognize that the establishment of paternity and support through the Department of Revenue, or another state agency does NOT address issues of timesharing and residence. Unfortunately, the public has not been educated as to what process needs to be performed in order to enforce and establish Father’s rights. At the Law Offices of Jodie Bassichis, P.A. , we provide a complete line of legal services in the area of fathers’ rights.

Would you like to arrange a consultation with an attorney to discuss fathers’ rights? Contact the Law Offices of Jodie Bassichis today.

Unmarried Fathers’ Rights and Establishment of Paternity

When a child is born to parents who are not married, the Father is not the “legal” Father of that child until paternity is established. Paternity can be established through a declaration of paternity or through a paternity test. When paternity is established, the Father of the child has rights that include having his name added to the child’s birth certificate and seeking joint residence or timesharing. Both parents are responsible for child support. A Father may also be awarded residence of the minor child and be entitled to receive child support from the Mother. There are also circumstances in which the Father is and always has been the “De Facto” residential parent of a child. Without the establishment of paternity in these cases, the Father and child may be at risk for the wrongful “removal” or the minor child. It is important to recognize that the establishment of paternity and support through the Department of Revenue, or another state agency does NOT address issues of timesharing and residence. Unfortunately, the public has not been educated as to what process needs to be performed in order to enforce and establish Father’s rights.

Know Your Rights

As a Father, it is important to know your rights. It is equally important to know your rights when you have not been “legally” determined to be the Father of the child. Our firm provides legal assistance to Fathers who have been wrongfully ordered to pay child support for children who have not been established as their children. It some circumstances it may be necessary to file a Disestablishment of Paternity Petition. These matters can involve the Department of Revenue. It is important to recognize that the establishment of paternity and support through the Department of Revenue, or another state agency does NOT address issues of timesharing and residence.

At the Law Offices of Jodie Bassichis, our firm stands up for the rights of Fathers in many types of situations. For help with your Fathers’ rights issues or for more information about your rights as a father, contact our office today.

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