Paternity

What It Is And What It Means For The Parties Involved

Paternity cases arise when there is a dispute over rights of a child when the mother and father of that child are not married at the time of the child's birth.

Depending on the circumstance, the mother, alleged father and even the child can initiate a paternity action.

DNA Testing

To establish paternity, scientific DNA tests are typically done for the child, mother, and alleged father.

If the tests establish a statistical probability of paternity of 95 percent or more, although rebuttable, paternity is generally established.

When paternity is found, the court may order the father to pay child support, attorneys' fees, and cost incident to birth.

Need Help With Your Paternity Action? Contact Us.

If you're looking for a lawyer to guide you through your paternity case, reach out to our team. Our family law attorneys of Canan Law have extensive experience handling child matters including paternity cases.

We represent individuals in St. Johns County and northeast Florida who need to establish paternity or are facing a paternity action by another party.

Call 904-217-6209 today or emailing us online.