A lawsuit to determine the legal paternity of a child is a family law related legal matter. Either the biological mother or the biological father can initiate a lawsuit to establish paternity in Florida. With a determination of paternity comes the associated calculation of the child support obligation and, on a case-by-case basis, time-sharing with the child.
With offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg, the Florida family law attorneys of Harris, Hunt & Derr work with clients throughout the Tampa Bay area. We welcome you to call us at (813) 223-5421 (Tampa) or (727) 310-3017 (St. Pete) to schedule a consultation about a Florida paternity matter. You may also contact us online.