In need of a paternity attorney in the Tampa Bay area? Paternity refers to the creation of legal parental status between a child born outside of marriage and the biological father. Scientific testing of DNA now allows for a determination of paternity to a 99.9% probability. Once paternity has been established child custody, time sharing, decision making and financial support must all be addressed.

Paternity petitions can be filed by both men and the mother. Establishing paternity is necessary if you were never married to your child’s father and he has refused to make child support payments. As an experienced lawyer, I can help you file a paternity petition and seek the financial support to which your child is entitled.

Tampa Paternity Lawyer

Do you believe that you are the father of a child and you are being prevented from establishing a family relationship with your child? I can also help you to file a paternity petition and seek the time sharing with the child to which you are entitled.

It is important to establish paternity for several reasons, including:

Being released from court-ordered child support for a child that you did not biologically father

Obtaining child support

Determining child custody in the parenting plan

Obtaining a visitation schedule to involve a parent in the raising of a child

Parental health history that affects the child

Contact an Experienced Tampa Paternity Lawyer

For additional information about your rights in any paternity or child custody dispute between unmarried parents, contact the Tampa Bay paternity attorney Cynthia Hernandez at 813-841-2933.