Clermont Parental Rights Attorneys
Establishing paternity can occur at the initiative of the mother, who wishes the father to share the responsibilities of raising a child, or it can be at the initiative of the father, who wants to have a role in his child’s life.
Paternity Lawyers Serving The Villages And Central Florida
Paternity is important because so many issues are based on fatherhood:
- The father obtaining time-sharing and visitation privileges
- The mother obtaining child support from the father
- The child inheriting the father’s assets when he dies
- The child obtaining government benefits through the father
- The child understanding what health issues may have been inherited
Attorneys For The Rights Of Unmarried Parents
Our firm, Hobby Law, P.A., works with both fathers and mothers to make this critical connection between father and child.
Many unmarried fathers assume they have legal paternity because their name is on the baby’s birth records. But these records are not always conclusive. Until paternity is legally declared, the mother is not legally able to press for child support or money for family medical expenses. And the father has no legal rights of any kind.
This is why it is critical, even to families who choose to continue unmarried, to secure these critical legal connections to one another. To learn more, we invite you to contact Hobby Law, P.A., in Clermont.
Unmarried fathers have no rights until they assert paternity. Contact Clermont parental rights lawyers Michele Hobby and Ryan Hobby toll free at 888-99-HOBBY (888-994-6229).