When it comes to paternity disputes, there are all sorts of factors that you may have to take into consideration. For example, you may believe that you are a child's father, but his or her mother may be denying that you are the child's biological father. On the other hand, someone may wrongfully claim that a child is yours in an attempt to gain access to child support or some other benefit. At Fried and Fried, P.A., we know how difficult these issues can be for parents and children in Lee County, and across Florida.
If your child's other parent is preventing you from spending time with the child by claiming that you are not the father, it is essential to familiarize yourself with your rights and address the situation at once. If you establish paternity, you may be able to protect your relationship with the child, which can be very beneficial for a number of reasons. Aside from spending time with their fathers, paternity establishment can help children in many other ways, such as providing a greater sense of well-being, financial support and family medical history, to name a few.
On the other hand, you may believe that you are not a child's father and should not be responsible for paying child support. If so, taking a paternity test could help you prove that you are not the father. If you visit the paternity section on our site, you can review more information which is related to paternity disputes.