The lawyers and staff at Delgado & Romanik in Daytona Beach, Florida, handle paternity cases for men and women across Central Florida. We help our clients understand the importance of establishing paternity and the impact this has on their child's life. Contact us to learn more about the paternity process.
For a court to issue the correct child support or custody orders, it must be certain of the paternity of the children. When there is a question of paternity, DNA tests are often necessary.
Within the context of marriage, paternity is usually not in question. The husband is legally presumed to be the father of a child born during the marriage. But once a divorce is filed, especially when allegations of infidelity have been made, questions of paternity may arise. We are experienced in representing clients with paternity issues and work to ensure that all the proper tests and documents are completed in an efficient manner.
When two unmarried individuals have a child, the father's rights are in question until paternity is determined. This means that the father could be prevented from having contact with his child. To help you preserve your rights as a father, our firm can assist you in seeking a paternity order, represent your interests through the testing process and address any issues that arise as a result of the outcome of the DNA test.
If paternity is not accurately determined, any custody and/or child support arrangements that were made outside of the court are not legally enforceable.
Contact a paternity attorney at Delgado & Romanik today and discuss your options for establishing the paternity of your children.