Posted on Jan 11, 2010 9:00am PST
Have you recently learned you are not the father of a child you thought
was yours? You're not alone. Countless men throughout Florida and
around the country have taken part in raising a child, only to discover
later in life that the child is not biologically theirs. In these types
of situations, there are ways in which a man can
disestablish paternity. Once paternity has been dissolved, a man will no longer be required to pay
child support and will have no further legal or financial obligations to the child.
If you are interested in disestablishing paternity, it is important to
obtain representation from an experienced paternity lawyer. Any
paternity matter will be an extensive process, as the courts want to ensure the child's
best interest is protected at all times. Disestablishing paternity often
involves taking a court-ordered DNA test, and the court may want to evaluate
when the child was conceived and what your relationship to the mother
was at the time. Although dissolving paternity may seem like an open-and-shut
matter, things can get more complicated than you realize. For example,
last week we posted a blog about Christopher Martin, who was trying to
disestablish paternity after learning he wasn't the father of a little
boy. Even after a DNA test proved he wasn't the biological father,
the court would not dissolve his paternity because he was $30,000 behind
on his child support payments.
A Jacksonville Paternity Attorney Can Help!
Needless to say, having an experienced
Jacksonville paternity lawyer
on your side will undoubtedly increase your chances of successfully dissolving
paternity. Jacksonville family law attorney can make sure you are incompliance
with all laws pertaining to your case so that the court has no reason
not to dissolve your paternity. Just one simple mistake is enough to halt
the progress of a paternity case for months.
Contact Hutchinson Law
today to set up a consultation or click here to fill out an online
case evaluation form