Paternity Testing Process Steps

Paternity Testing ProcessHaving a child is sometimes planned, but often times, it’s an unexpected miracle. As a mother or father, looking forward to raising your son or daughter is just the beginning in the journey of parenthood.

If you’re a mother who has been abandoned by the father, or a father who believes that a child is yours, establishing paternity is the best way to ensure that you receive all of the rights and legal responsibilities that come with being a parent.

There are several steps in the process of establishing paternity that a qualified and experienced lawyer can help you get through. read more

What is the Purpose of Child Support?

Miami family law attorneyParents all too often assume that child support should only cover food and clothing – but the truth is child support is meant to do much more than that. In fact, child support is designed to cover multiple expenses, including school activities, supplies, medical bills, housing, extracurricular activities, and more.

Florida has very strict guidelines for child support – and these guidelines determine each parent’s responsibilities. The goal is to agree on an amount that supports the child fairly. Additionally, the amount is based on how much parenting time each parent has with the child. read more