Melbourne Unmarried Fathers’ Rights Lawyers
Signing your child’s birth certificate does not establish a father’s rights to the child or give the father visitation rights. A mother has all rights to the child until a court order is signed giving the father rights. Under certain circumstances, a mother can put a child up for adoption without the father’s consent. She can also contact the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) to enforce child support without giving you time-sharing rights.
Obtain Child Custody and Visitation Rights
Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole has helped many men in and around Brevard County to obtain legal rights to their children. If you are a father or a potential father, you need to know your rights and obligations. You need to know the consequences of signing a birth certificate, which can put you on the hook for child support even if you are not the biological father. We also represent men who do not believe they are the father and do not wish to assume responsibility for a child who is not their own. You need to know that you’re entitled to get DNA testing before being legally obligated to provide support for a child.
The lawyers at Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole are ready to help you establish your rights as a father or disestablish paternity if you are not the father. Once your rights are established by the court you are no longer at the mercy of your ex to spend time with your child as she dictates. We will do everything to help you establish a meaningful relationship with your child or defend you against false allegations of paternity. Working with experienced and professional family law attorneys is the key to a successful outcome in court proceedings.
Strengthen your rights as a father by establishing paternity. Call Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole in Melbourne, Florida, at 321-725-5638, toll free at 800-479-3032. Or email us a brief description of your problem.