When a child is born to parents who are not married, both the mother and father have rights. At the Law Office of Karen D. Faulkner, P.A., we represent unwed mothers who want the biological fathers of their children to be identified and who want the biological father to pay child support. Equally, we represent fathers who want to know their biological children and have a relationship with them.
When a child is born to unwed parents, it is necessary to establish paternity before any obligations of the parents are determined. Once paternity has been established, issues of child support, child custody, parental responsibility, and timesharing can be addressed.
Sometimes the unwed mother tries to thwart the rights of the biological father by not allowing the father to see the child. In some cases, the biological father may want a relationship with his child but does not want to pay child support.
Child support is a right of the child, not the parent. If you are the mother who seeks child support from the father we can help. Conversely, if you are the father who has been accused of not supporting your child, we can make sure that any child support which you may be required to provide is the correct amount based upon your financial circumstances.
Paternity cases can be very challenging because of the often competing emotions of the parents of the child. Our goal is to help you resolve your paternity issues while protecting the best interests of your child.
Our Commitment to You
We will take the time to provide you with a step-by-step process in establishing paternity in Florida so that you will fully understand all that it entails. You will then be in a position to assess your options and together we will decide the right course of action for you.
Contact the Law Office of Karen D. Faulkner, P.A.
When you are the unwed father of a child trying to fight for your rights to have timesharing with your child or you are the unwed mother of a child trying to obtain child support from the father of your child, it may seem that the whole world is against you. Please, know that you don’t have to do it alone – contact our Family Law Firm today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.
Contact us today by calling 954-772-3666 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your confidential appointment!
The Law Office of Karen D. Faulkner, P.A. | 2801 N. University Drive, Suite 203, Coral Springs, FL 33065 | Phone: 954-772-3666
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