Unmarried Couples and Paternity

Unmarried Couples and Paternity

The Law Office of Denise Watson understands that many modern families choose not to marry. When unmarried parents break-up, they often find themselves facing unexpected legal challenges to antiquated laws. For instance, unmarried fathers may be surprised to learn they are not legally entitled to custody of their children even if their name is on the birth certificate and they are ordered to pay child support. If you live in Jacksonville, the Beaches, Nassau, Clay or St. Johns counties, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal rights. We will help you understand the nuances of the paternity process, and help you establish both paternity and timesharing with your child.

Often times, the State of Florida will determine you may owe a child support obligation even without sufficient proof you are the father of a child. If you do not believe you should be financially obligated to support a child, or if you believe your obligation is too high, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your options. Whatever your particular case may be, our attorneys will listen to your side of the story and lead you through the highly complex legal maze.