Paternity Disestablishment Protecting Your Family's Interests for three decades Get A Consultation

Paternity Disestablishment

Paternity Fraud Laws in Florida

Paternity can be established when a couple is married and the woman gives birth, by the joint filing of a paternity affidavit, or otherwise. In some situations, the man who has been told he is the biological father of a child and who has accepted the rights and responsibilities of fatherhood really is not the child’s biological parent. If facts come to light where the alleged father questions his paternity of a minor child or there is actual paternity fraud, the father may be able to seek relief through a theory of the law called paternity disestablishment.

In Florida, paternity disestablishment is a legal process to declare the alleged father not the biological father and relieve him of child support obligations. Sometimes the emotional bond between the alleged father and child is so great that true parentage does not matter. The alleged father should seriously contemplate an action for paternity disestablishment as if proven it will generally also eliminate any time-sharing rights to the child. In other cases where distance or other factors have prevented a meaningful parent-child relationship, paternity disestablishment may permit both parents and the child to move forward without an ongoing contentious relationship. The issue must be addressed with the court immediately upon receipt of information leading the alleged father to question his paternity or the right to seek a paternity disestablishment may be lost. If the man named the father does not have access to the child to have paternity testing done, our Miami paternity lawyers can petition the court to require DNA testing.

Contact Our Miami Paternity Fraud Attorneys

Contact our Miami paternity attorneys at (412) 231-9786, or e-mail us to schedule an appointment to discuss your Dade County, Broward County, or Monroe County paternity by fraud issue. Our Miami paternity lawyers accept family law cases in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Monroe County.

Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Galiano Street in Coral Gables, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat.

  • “Melissa was able to help”

    - Rhonda
  • “I not only recommend attorney Melissa Lewis, but I guarantee once you have used her service you will look no further. She responds in an extreme timely matter, is very knowledgeable, and an extremely trustworthy person.”

    - Maurice B.
  • “Amazing”

    - Barbara
/

Taybron Law Firm, LLC Is the Right Choice for Your Family Matters

Learn more about our firm and why you should entrust our experienced legal team to handle your family law matters.

  • Supporting Active Military and Veterans
    Offering Free 30-Minute Consultations to Active Military and Veterans.
  • Experienced

    More than 30 years of combined experience practicing family law in Pennsylvania.

  • Diverse
    Attorney Melissa C. Taybron is trained as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer.
  • Complex Cases
    Experienced with high income, self employed professionals in complex support and equitable distribution cases.
  • Strong Support
    A team of senior attorneys, junior associates, paralegals and law school clerks for full legal support throughout the process.

Request a Consultation

We can further discuss the individual details of your case when you come in for your no-obligation consultation, which can be scheduled by calling our firm at (412) 231-9786 or via the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.