Paternity refers to legally establishing that a man is the father of a child. Men may require the services of a Jacksonville paternity lawyer to establish that they are in fact the father of the child or to establish that they are not the child's father. No matter what your paternity needs may be, the experienced attorneys of Juris can help you navigate the legal process.
It is important to understand that a biological father and a legal father are different from one another. A man could be the biological father of a child, but if he is not listed on the birth certificate, paternity must be established in order for him to be identified as the legal father. As an experienced family lawyer in Jacksonville, I can assist you with your paternity case and advocate for your rights and interests.
As a mother, you may need to establish paternity so that you can receive the child support you need to properly care for your child. Establishing paternity can be very helpful if you were never married to your child's father and he has refused to make child support payments. As an experienced law firm, Juris can help you file a paternity petition and seek the financial support to which you are entitled.
In other cases, a man may want to establish paternity in order to prove that they are not the child's father and should not be held responsible for child support. Juris can also assist you if you need to establish that you are your child's legal father so that you can protect your rights and relationship with them. Establishing your parentage will give you full rights as the child's legal father and ensure that you receive proper visitation time or partial custody.