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Fort Lauderdale Paternity Lawyer

We are your esteemed resource for navigating paternity matters with a blend of professional expertise and empathetic guidance.

Paternity defines the legal connection between a father and his biological or adopted children. It covers the rights and responsibilities of both the father and the child toward each other and others. Knowing a child’s paternity matters for questions of legitimacy, inheritance, and rights to a father’s name. It also addresses the biological father’s rights to child custody during separation or divorce, along with responsibilities for child support. Fort Lauderdale’s paternity law outlines the rules governing the relationship and responsibilities between fathers and their children in the region.

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It was a pleasure having Ostrovsky Law handle my QDRO modification. Very professional and kept me up to date with the process. All of my questions were answered very quickly (via email). Danielle and team made this process quick and headache-free. Thanks again!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Establishing Paternity in Fort Lauderdale?

There are different ways to ascertain Paternity:

  • Affidavit Recognizing Paternity: Both parents can sign a formal document affirming the biological father’s identity, providing a straightforward method to establish paternity in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Genetic Testing: If the alleged father refuses to acknowledge paternity via affidavit, or if there’s a dispute, the court in Fort Lauderdale can order genetic testing to confirm the biological relationship.
  • Court Order: In cases of paternity disputes, the court in Fort Lauderdale has the authority to order DNA testing or make a determination based on the evidence presented during legal proceedings.
  • Legal Declaration: Fort Lauderdale fathers can establish paternity through a legal declaration, a formal process recognized by the court to affirm the father’s identity.


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What legal consequences arise from the establishment of paternity?

Ostrovsky Law recognizes the profound impact that establishing paternity can have on various aspects of family law. Our dedicated team is poised to guide you through the comprehensive process, addressing not only the legal implications of paternity but also its intersections with divorce, child support, and paternal responsibility. Whether you are navigating child support obligations post-paternity establishment, seeking timesharing rights during divorce proceedings, or ensuring that paternal responsibilities are clearly defined, we are committed to providing expert assistance. At Ostrovsky Law, we specialize in navigating the legal complexities of paternity cases in Fort Lauderdale, offering tailored support to address the unique challenges that may arise during divorce or custody disputes. From meticulous documentation to strategic representation in court, our goal is to streamline the entire process, ensuring that the establishment of paternity aligns seamlessly with your broader family law needs.

Paternity FAQs

If the parents of a child do not agree regarding the paternity of a child and do not sign a voluntary acknowledgement, establishing paternity requires the filing of a court case. The case can be filed by the mother of the child, the alleged father, the Florida Department of Revenue or a legal representative acting on behalf of the child.

Yes, paternity can be challenged in Florida. Either parent can file a legal action to challenge paternity within a certain timeframe and present evidence to dispute the established paternity.

In Florida, a man is automatically considered the legal father of any children born to his wife while they are married. If you aren’t married and you have a child, however, there is a good chance that you won’t be identified as the legal father unless you take steps to ensure you are. You can sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity if you and the child’s mother agree that you are the father. If not, you can file a Paternity action to establish paternity.

Practice Areas

At Ostrovsky Law, we specialize in a wide range of family law practice areas to address the unique needs of our clients. Our practice areas include:

Divorce Litigation: Our divorce attorneys have extensive experience in handling complex divorce cases and will work diligently to protect your rights and interests throughout the litigation process.

Alimony: We provide guidance and representation in matters related to spousal support, ensuring fair and reasonable alimony arrangements are reached.

Child Support: Our attorneys assist clients in matters involving child support, ensuring the best interests of the child are prioritized while advocating for fair support arrangements.

High Net Worth Asset Division Divorce: We have the expertise to handle divorces involving substantial assets, complex financial holdings, and property division to secure a fair distribution.

Parental Responsibility and Timesharing: Our attorneys help clients navigate issues related to parental responsibility, custody, and timesharing arrangements, with the goal of protecting the well-being of the children involved.

Paternity: We assist clients in establishing or disputing paternity rights and obligations, ensuring legal recognition and the protection of parental rights.

Modifications: Our attorneys can guide you through the process of modifying existing court orders related to child support, alimony, custody, or visitation to reflect changing circumstances.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: We provide legal counsel and drafting services for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, helping clients protect their assets and clarify financial expectations before and after marriage.

Uncontested Divorce: If you and your spouse are seeking an amicable divorce, our attorneys can assist you in navigating the uncontested divorce process, making it smoother and more efficient.

Collaborative Divorce: We offer collaborative divorce services, encouraging a cooperative approach that seeks mutually beneficial solutions outside of litigation.

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Choosing Ostrovsky Law means choosing a Fort Lauderdale Paternity attorney committed to protecting your interests and providing personalized legal solutions. Contact us today for a consultation and let us guide you through the complexities of family law with expertise and compassion.

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In addition to our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Ostrovsky Law is proud to serve all of Broward County, including DaviePembroke PinesHollywoodCooper CityCoral SpringsPlantationPompano Beach and more. We’re here to assist clients across South Florida, offering dedicated legal representation in family law matters and divorce cases.

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