Either parent can file a Petition to Determine Paternity and the Court will order a paternity test., if needed. A paternity test involves DNA identification or tissue-typing for determining whether a given man is the biological father of a particular child. Legal DNA paternity testing will provide the genetic proof needed in court. Upon the results of the paternity test the Court will determine the child support amount to be paid, visitation, and future expenses for the minor child.
There are several factors to consider when determining paternity such as how much a court ordered paternity test will cost and can you determine paternity while the mother is pregnant? Once the paternity test results are received by the court, decisions will need to be made. In a paternity action, the parties will be concerned with determining child support, timesharing and visitation, and parental responsibility. The Johnston Law Firm, P.A. represents mothers in paternity actions. The Johnston Law Firm, P.A. also represents legal fathers and potential biological fathers.
For more information on how our divorce attorneys for Dads, paternity action attorneys for mothers, and paternity action attorneys for fathers can help you, please call our Central Florida family law office at 407-447-4471.