Any woman who is pregnant or has a child, any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a child, or any child may bring proceedings in the circuit court to determine the paternity of the child when paternity has not been established by law or otherwise. Paternity may be established through legitimation, acknowledgment of paternity, administrative order or court order. In any proceeding to establish paternity, the Court may require the child, mother, and alleged father(s) to submit to scientific tests to show a probability of paternity. Once paternity is established, the child is entitled to child support, and the father receives all the rights and responsibilities of childrearing.
Whether you need help with a Fort Lauderdale paternity lawyer or a Fort Lauderdale paternity attorney, contact The Law Offices of Ben I. Farbstein, P.A.