Defending Your Rights As A Parent
All parents have rights that entitle them to certain things. When your rights as a parent are in danger, you will want to do anything to protect them. In order to defend your rights as a mother or father, it is in your best interest to hire a skilled family law attorney.
At Splitsville Family Law, you can find a family law attorney who has committed his entire career to helping his clients through the most difficult challenges of family law. Attorney Rand Lieber knows the complications surrounding Florida law and can help you navigate the process of protecting your parental rights.
Protecting The Father’s Rights
Even the most basic parental rights grant unwed fathers the right to spend time with their children, develop a strong relationship with them and take part in medical and educational decisions involving the children.
While it is easier for a father to protect their rights if their name is on the birth certificate, it is possible for those who do not. If this is the case for you, attorney Lieber can help you establish paternity or even complete a “voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.” Once you are able to verify the paternity, you can participate in the full range of responsibilities that a parent has, including developing a parenting plan, pursuing a time-share agreement and even negotiating for a child support plan.
Upholding The Mother’s Rights
For mothers, Florida law recognizes them as the natural custodian of a child, which defaults them to have the sole legal rights to a child in the event of childbirth outside of wedlock. If a mother needs to hold the father accountable for their children to secure child support, she may need to prove the paternity.
Thankfully, mothers also have the right to establish paternity with a court order for either DNA or blood testing. Attorney Lieber can help mothers enforce their right to establish paternity for the good of their kids.
Begin Protecting Your Rights
The sooner you reach out to an attorney, the sooner you can get the help you need to establish and protect your parental rights. Contact attorney Lieber’s Hollywood office at 754-277-2272 or email him here to schedule your initial consultation today.