Paternity Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

What is involved in establishing paternity?

Fort Lauderdale, FL family law attorney Sheena Benjamin-Wise explains the process and importance in establishing paternity.

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when
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a child is born outside of the marriage
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that child is presumed to be the legal
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child of the mother mom can make
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decisions about the child mom can
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enroll the child mom can travel with the
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child without real question
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so dads who um
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are the biological parent would have to
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file a document in court
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so that their rights can be established
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so that they
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now can participate in making decisions
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over the child and so establishing
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paternity means
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taking some steps whether it’s signing
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an affidavit
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whether it’s filing a document in court
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and
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really pushing to have your parental
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rights established
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that is a paternity in the state of
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florida making sure
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that the court recognizes you as the
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legal parent as well as the biological
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parent over the child

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