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Category Archives: Paternity


How To Set Clear Goals For Fort Lauderdale Paternity Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Parents have a legal duty to provide for their children. If you are unmarried and have a child, initiating paternity proceedings in Fort Lauderdale can help ensure your child gets the financial support they deserve. Understanding what to expect from these proceedings and setting clear goals can help in obtaining the best possible outcome… Read More »


Rights and Obligations of Unmarried Fathers In Fort Lauderdale Paternity Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are unmarried and not in a serious relationship, finding out that you are either about to become or are already a father can come as a shock. You may have heard about it through the mother or through legal notices you received regarding paternity proceedings. In dealing with such a life changing… Read More »


Take the Steps to Prove Paternity Now

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Raising children as a single parent is physically, emotionally, and financially challenging. If you were unmarried to the father, their name may not have been listed on the birth certificate and you are likely not receiving the child support you are entitled to. While it is common for parents to put off initiating legal… Read More »


Five Reasons to Initiate Paternity Proceedings

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Today, single moms may not have it easy but the stigma is not what it once was and there are numerous support systems in place to help you through the process of raising a child alone. However, while you may not need or want your child’s father to be a part of the picture,… Read More »


Three Important Tips for Unmarried Fathers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The arrival of a child is a momentous event for any couple. However, the joy unmarried parents experience can be dampened by uncertainty over their relationship. If you are not living together or otherwise committed, there are likely concerns about the role each of you will play in your child’s life. For fathers, simply… Read More »


What Happens When an Extramarital Affair Results in a Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

An extramarital affair may have been the result of a well thought out course of action, or it may have occurred as a spur of the moment lapse in judgment. Unfortunately, the impact can have lasting repercussions on the parties involved, particularly if a child is conceived as a result of the union. Depending… Read More »


Gaining Child Time Sharing Rights through a Paternity Order

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

As increasing numbers of children are born out of wedlock, it leaves biological fathers in somewhat of a dilemma. If the mother did not list you on the birth certificate, you will have to go to court to prove you are the child’s father. Even if you are listed as being the biological father,… Read More »


Issues To Consider In Establishing Paternity

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Unmarried couples who have children together often face difficult issues and challenging questions when it comes to establishing paternity. If you are not in an established relationship, there may be concerns over maintaining continued contact with one another, or the amount of involvement the father will have in both the child’s and the mother’s… Read More »


Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Fathers

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Becoming a father is a life changing event, one that causes you to look at yourself and the world around you differently. Before your baby was born you may have been primarily interested in pursuing your own hobbies and interests, but once you hold your little one in your arms, your priorities are likely… Read More »


Five Ways Establishing Paternity Can Benefit Your Child

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Increasing numbers of mothers and fathers are choosing to raise children without the benefit of marriage, and the majority are every bit as capable of providing the love and emotional support their child needs to thrive as their married counterparts. In some cases, parental responsibilities are shared, with both parents being actively involved in… Read More »