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How Does a Father Establish Paternity under Florida Law?

How to Establish Paternity in Florida

30 Jan How Does a Father Establish Paternity under Florida Law?

How to Establish Paternity in Florida

A lot of questions that we receive concern Florida paternity laws. The most common among them is simply “How does a father establish paternity?” Well, in short, there are a few different ways that someone can establish that a man is the father of your child (or to establish that you are the father of the child). We have provided a brief list of commonly used methods below.

You can Establish that a Man is the Father under Florida Law:

(1) By the mother of the child initiating a paternity action (Florida Statute §742.011)
(2) By the mother’s marriage to the father of the child (Florida Statute §732.108)
(3) By a foreign judgment of paternity (Florida Statute § 856.04(2))
(4) By the father’s acknowledgment of paternity (Florida Statute §39.054(2))
(5) By a paternity action initiated by any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of the child (Florida Statute §742.011)
(6) By a paternity action initiated by the child (Florida Statute §742.011)

Free Florida Family Law Consultations

The paternity of a Father in Florida can be established in a number of ways.  If you have any questions about Florida Paternity Laws or Miami Family Law in general, give us a call at +1.786.309.8588.

 

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