Boca Raton Fathers’ Rights Attorney
Representing the Rights of Fathers in Many Types of Family Law Cases
Fathers of minor children often feel that their rights are inadequately represented in family law cases involving their children. The Law Office of Luz D. Nieto understands the many rights of fathers under Florida law, and I work to uphold the parental rights and interests of my clients facing all different circumstances. Contact the firm directly to learn more about how I can help in your situation, and the following are some examples of cases I handle for fathers in Florida.
If you are married to the mother of your child at the time of birth, the law presumes that you are the biological father of the child. On the other hand, if you are not married, the situation becomes significantly more complicated. The law does not assume that an unmarried man is the biological father of a child, so the law does not automatically bestow any parental rights or responsibilities on an unmarried father. In order to obtain rights to spend time with your child, you need to legally establish paternity. This can be accomplished in different ways, and you should discuss your options with an experienced fathers’ rights lawyer as soon as possible.
Whether you are getting divorced or recently established legal paternity of your child, a time-sharing and visitation order should follow soon after. This order mandates how you and the biological mother will split physical time with your child, as well as contribute to important decisions in the child’s life.
Florida law sets out no presumption that favors either the mother or father in time-sharing decisions. It is critical for fathers to demonstrate that maintaining an ongoing relationship and physical contact with the child is in the child’s best interests. This can help ensure you get to spend as much time with your child as possible under the law.
In many situations, the court will order one parent to pay child support, and this parent is often the father for several reasons. Child support is calculated based on a specific formula in Florida, which considers the income of both parents and the time-sharing division. It is imperative to ensure that a child support order is not unreasonable, given your circumstances. In addition, if you have a current child support order that is no longer in line with your financial situation, we can help you seek a modification of that order based on a substantial change of circumstances which is the legal standard used in Florida Courts
Discuss Your Concerns with a Palm Beach County Fathers’ Rights Lawyer Today
The Law Office of Luz D. Nieto works to make sure that the rights of fathers are honored and upheld during family law cases. If you are facing divorce or have concerns about your parental rights as a father, contact us online or call (561) 807-7663 today for a consultation.