Maitland Family Lawyer Protect the Rights of Your Child
paternity case in the state of Florida is a lawsuit to determine the natural and
legal father of a minor child and to confer the rights and duties of a
parent. The mother in a paternity action has the right to raise and litigate
the minor child's rights on the child's behalf.
If you are a mother who needs to bring a paternity action, obtain legal
help from The Troum Law Firm, P.A. Call us today at (321) 428-2247.
Mother's Right to Paternity Action
Mothers have the right to bring a paternity action on behalf of her minor
child against an alleged father to determine whether he is the biological
and legal father of the minor child.
The mother is designated under the laws of the state of Florida as the
natural custodian of the minor child. This means that the mother has the
initial legal right to exercise sole parental responsibility over the
minor child until a legal father has been determined by a court of law.
Once a paternity action is filed and a legal father is determined by a
court of law, the mother will most likely have to share the parental responsibility
concerning the minor child with the father. If the mother does not wish
to share these rights with the legal father then she should consider whether
she should file a paternity action.
The mother has the right to request, on the minor child's behalf, any
of the following:
That the father pay
- That the father covers the minor child with medical and health insurance
- The father pays a portion of the non-covered medical expenses of the minor child
- That he pay a portion of the mother's medical expenses related to the
birth of the minor child
- That fathers pay a portion of the mother's attorney's fees and
Contact a Maitland Family Attorney for Assistance
If you are a mother with questions or concerns regarding child custody,
divorce, or other family law issues,
contact The Troum Law Firm, P.A. online to
request a consultation. We serve clients in Orange and Seminole Counties.