Unlike mothers, men often find themselves in situations where they are unsure whether they are the father of a child. Reactions to being identified as a father (or being denied as one) are different for everyone.
Some men wish to assert their parental rights if they did father a child. Others need help disputing their alleged identification as fathers of children they do not believe they are responsible for. Contact Jeffrey Feulner, paternity law attorney, for thoughtful, informative legal advice and representation, no matter which perspective you bring to a paternity action.
Asserting Your Paternity
For men who wish to assert their paternal rights in the belief that they have fathered a child in Florida, attorney Jeffrey Feulner of the Men’s Divorce Law Firm can help. We represent men in all types of paternity actions, whether you are sure you are the father, or not. We can help you obtain paternity testing, and we can advocate your case in court. Once your paternity is established, we can help you obtain appropriate child support, timesharing (custody), and visitation arrangements.
Preserving Paternal Rights – Just in Case
Sadly for everyone involved, some mothers have put their babies up for adoption without notifying a man they knew, or should have known, was the baby’s father. Because the father was never told about his child, he could not be said to have consented to giving it up for adoption.
As you may know, adoptions have been disrupted (even years later) when the true father of a child was found not to have consented to adoption. Establishing your paternity rights before a child is even born can help prevent heartbreak–yours, and a potential adoptive family’s.
For experienced advice on this topic and other matters related to paternity determination, fathers’ rights and responsibilities, and questions about sperm donors’ rights, Florida men are invited to contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm to schedule an informative consultation by phone or in person.
Disputing Paternity Allegations
If you have been served with a Petition to Determine Paternity, you are in a position where a woman is claiming that you are the father of her child and owe support for the child. If you need assistance disputing a claim of paternity, Mr. Feulner can help. He understands a man’s sensitivities and interests in paternity conflicts. He can be counted on to aggressively advocate for men’s interests in all actions related to such petitions. Contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm in Orlando, Florida for informative counsel and representation in paternity matters. Credit cards are accepted.