Tampa Paternity Lawyer Handles a Full Range of Actions
Effective Florida lawyer works to resolve questions involving parentage
Children are entitled to have the full support of both parents, but conflicts over paternity often threaten a young person’s emotional and financial health. Whether you’re seeking to establish paternity or looking to disprove parentage, the Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A. in Tampa can outline the applicable legal standards. Even today, when the parents of a newborn infant are not married, the father’s name is not automatically listed on the birth certificate, regardless of how long the parents have been in a relationship. Handling these issues promptly and efficiently is necessary to ensure that children and parents have the support that they are entitled to.
Knowledgeable Gulf Coast adviser helps parties assert their rights
With more than 18 years of family law experience, we know how the outcome of a paternity matter changes the lives of the parties involved. Throughout the Gulf Coast, we handle all types of Florida paternity actions, including those relating to:
- Fathers seeking paternity in contested cases — When a man seeks to become the legal parent of a child and the mother disagrees, our firm petitions the court so that he can obtain time-sharing rights and the legal ability to participate in key decisions.
- Mothers requesting child support — Whether parents were ever married or not, both are required to help meet their child’s financial needs. By filing a Petition for Paternity and Related Relief, our firm assists mothers who wish to secure an order forcing the father of their son or daughter to pay child support.
- Men opposing actions to name them as fathers — Every child should have the love and financial assistance of a father, but it is equally important to ensure that the right man is given legal responsibility. If you have been named as the putative father of the child and don’t believe this is correct, we’ll show you how to avoid an unwarranted paternity designation.
Our firm gathers the necessary scientific and factual information so that you can present an authoritative legal argument in your paternity matter.
Contact a proven Gulf Coast lawyer to schedule a meeting regarding a paternity issue
The Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A. represents Florida clients in contested and uncontested paternity matters, as well as other family law actions. Please call 813-693-5158 or contact us online to make an appointment at our Tampa office.