Orlando Paternity Attorney
Florida Parental Rights Lawyer
When a child is born out of wedlock, the parents have the same rights that the parents of a child born in a marriage do. The father has rights. The mother has rights. Sometimes, however, it takes a little work to make sure that those rights are observed. We are ready to do the work.
An initial consultation is available to you at no charge.
The office of Timothy W. Terry, Attorney at Law, is here to serve unwed parents in Orlando and throughout central Florida.
When a child is born to married parents, the husband is presumed to be the father. However, when a child is born to unwed parents, it is necessary to establish paternity before any rights or obligations can be acknowledged. Once paternity has been established, other issues can be addressed. Typically, two major issues are involved in paternity cases: child custody and child support.
Child custody (parental responsibility and time sharing under Florida’s new laws) disputes can be complex. We know how to sort through the complex guidelines to help you meet your objectives. Whether you are a father attempting to be a part of your child’s life or you are a mother accused of keeping a child from the father, we can work with you.
Child support is the right of the child, not the parent. If you are a mother that wants to seek child support from the father of your child, we can help. If you are a father accused of not supporting your child, we can stand by your side.
Our Commitment to You
You have the right to know what is involved in your paternity case. We will take the time to fill you in on the process of establishing paternity in Florida. You will understand your choices. We will guide you to the one that is most appropriate for you.
Our law firm has more than 30 years of experience. During the course of our practice, we have built a record of success that is acknowledged by many satisfied clients. A large part of our business comes from referrals. People we have helped in the past send their friends and family members to us. They trust us to do the right thing. We want to show you the level of representation such trust is built on.
For more information about Florida paternity cases, e-mail or call us at 407-495-2399.