Melbourne Paternity Attorneys

Until paternity is established through the courts, an unmarried father has no enforceable parental rights. The mother can establish child support obligations without the court addressing time-sharing, custody or father's rights.

Although the mother has all legal rights to the child until paternity is established by the courts, the mother's refusal to allow the father access to the child can be used against the mother in a custody case.

The Importance Of Establishing Paternity

The lawyers at Platt Hopwood Attorneys at Law PLLC represent mothers and fathers who want to establish time-sharing, parenting plans and child custody once they break up. We also defend against paternity actions and ensure DNA testing is conducted to ascertain whether or not the child is theirs.

When disagreements on paternity occur, they can be resolved in mediation or negotiation.

At Platt Hopwood Attorneys at Law PLLC, we work with all sides in resolving paternity disputes:

  • Mothers withholding the child
  • Mothers seeking support from reluctant fathers
  • Men who dispute that they are the father and insist on proof
  • Fathers seeking time sharing/visitation with the child

When mediation or negotiation is unable to resolve the problem, we have no reluctance to take the matter to trial.

Serving Parents Throughout Brevard County And Melbourne, Florida

Our family lawyers have the experience and the legal knowledge to obtain the results you want. We are respected throughout Brevard County and beyond for our skill in resolving matters of fatherhood. We can assist you in drafting child custody and visitation agreements that are in the best interests of the children and meet your objectives as well. We conduct these matters in a discreet and confidential manner.

Contact our lawyers using our online form, or call us at 321-725-5638, toll free at 800-479-3032. Because children need their fathers.