Both parents of a child have the right to be a part of their child's life. They both also have a duty to support the children financially. If the father of a child is unknown, it is difficult to ensure that the proper child support and child custody arrangements are made. However, through the use of DNA testing, paternity can be effectively established.
If the paternity of your child is in question, enlist the assistance of an experienced paternity lawyer at James & Zimmerman. From our DeLand, Florida, office we provide clients with tailored representation in paternity and other family law cases. Our firm believes it is important for both parents to be responsible for their children and we work hard to ensure that our clients' rights are protected. Contact an attorney at our office today to learn more about paternity cases and DNA testing.
Questions about paternity usually arise in one of two ways:
- A man is attempting to establish his right to visitation
- A woman who has given birth is trying to prove paternity to ensure that the correct child support order is created
Regardless of the situation, establishing the parentage of a child can not only give parental rights to the proper father, but also make certain that the correct parent is given responsibility for child support.
The technology used to test DNA is constantly improving. By taking a painless and fast swab from the inside of the cheek, the cells can be tested and compared to a child or parent's. Our firm is able to explain the DNA testing process and help you seek an order to have the test performed if necessary.
It is only after paternity is established that we can proceed with child custody and child support issues.
Contact a Paternity Attorney
To discuss a paternity matter, DNA testing or parental/father's rights with a knowledgeable lawyer, contact James & Zimmerman in DeLand, Florida, today.