Miramar, FL Paternity Attorneys

Parents are legally responsible for taking care of their children – meeting their physical, financial, and emotional needs, while also keeping them safe, educating them, and much more. While women have no doubts about being their child’s biological parent, there is only one way men can truly find out if their paternity is in dispute (with a DNA test). 

That being said, a misunderstanding of how paternity law functions could lead to several issues, especially for fathers who wish to be involved in their child’s life but are being prevented from doing so, or those who do not believe they are the father of a child but are being faced with unexpected parental and financial responsibilities involved, and for single moms struggling to make ends meet without the help of a supportive father. 

At the Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm, we understand the challenges that you are facing, and our Miramar paternity attorneys are prepared to help you navigate the journey ahead. No matter what your paternity issue is, we will help you find a resolution that aims to protect your rights and interests. Call now to request a consultation and discover your options. 

How Paternity Works In Florida

In Florida, if a couple is married and has a child, the mother’s husband is the child’s legal father and natural guardian. If the mother is not married, paternity can be established in one of three ways. 

1. By Marriage

If unwed parents marry, the father will automatically become the legal father, thus gaining all of the rights and responsibilities associated with that role. This is only necessary to gain parental rights if the father was not included on the birth certificate and/or no acknowledgment of paternity was filed by the state. 

2. By Voluntary Acknowledgement 

Both the mother and alleged father sign a “Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity” form. After 60 days, paternity is established and therefore cannot be revoked, unless it is proven that fraud or another extreme circumstance took place. 

3. Through A Court Process (usually involving DNA evidence) 

A child’s mother, alleged father, or legal representative, as well as the Florida Department of Child Support Services, can begin this process. 

Our knowledgeable and compassionate Miramar paternity attorneys can assist you if you need to establish paternity in court. 

Benefits Of Establishing Paternity For…

Moms – Raising children is a privilege that can bring a great deal of joy into your life, but it can also sometimes be a burden – no matter how much you love them – especially when it comes to money. Properly caring for a child (or children) is not inexpensive. If your child’s father will not contribute to their well-being, establishing paternity could help you secure the financial support your child needs and deserves. 

Dads – No parent is perfect, but having an active role in a child’s life and being a father is incredibly special. By establishing paternity, you gain the right to custody (which is legally referred to as “timesharing” in Florida law) and more. 

Children – The relationship between a father and child has proven to be an extremely important one. It affects a child’s development, behavioral and emotional well-being, and so much more. Research has shown that children without an active father figure tend to have lower academic performance and self-worth, engage in riskier behavior, and struggle to form and maintain healthy relationships. 

Not Your Child? Not Your Responsibility

As previously mentioned, being a parent is an enormous financial, legal, and emotional role to fulfill. It could affect your career, where you live, your day-to-day life, and so much more. If you are not a child’s biological father and do not want to become their legal father, you should seek an attorney who can help you with scientific testing to disestablish paternity. 

Our Miramar Paternity Attorneys Are On Your Side!

At the Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm, we know how hard it can be to understand the legal system, especially when it comes to such emotional legal issues. That is why we make it our goal to help you push past this challenging moment in time and help you live your life on your terms. Call today to request a free 15-minute case evaluation and discover what your options are regarding paternity and how we can help! 

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  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.  
  • 105  Years of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
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  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.
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2023-04-05
Acabo de enterarme que firmo el juez hoy mi divorcio. Gracias Cabanas law firm , gracias al abogado Sergio Cabanas por desde el primer día en que llegue llorando me dio seguridad y sali con una sonrisa , me dio mucha tranquilidad encontrarlos y contratarlos . Mil gracias al Attorney Brian Prieto , muy preciso al explicarme las estrategias , y por representarme en corte . Nichol sabes que fuiste muy especial gracias por estar ahi siempre para mi , al igual que Kelly. Los recomiendo 100% . Dos meses resolvieron mi divorcio . 😘😘😘
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2023-03-29
I received an Excellent service from Roxy and Sergio Cabanas I couldn’t ask for anything better, I highly Recommend this Law Firm, They very professional and caring, God bless you all.
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2023-03-26
The lawyer Sergio Cabanas is a great professional. He was extremely patient while he was answering all my questions. He made feel really confortable and that I could trust him. The staff and specialty Stephany Pelaez are extremely nice willing always to help you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for all your help.
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2023-03-10
Thank you Mr Sergio Lara & Gabriella for your great work by allowing me to go up the street smiling
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2023-03-03
The entire staff was amazing! From first meeting to final judgement it was barely a month and they kept me updated every step of the way. It’s worth spending your money on a firm that knows what they’re doing, and this team DEFINITELY knows what they’re doing!
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2023-03-01
What an amazing Law firm. I've had the pleasure of working with Roxy Friedland who is also amazing. Loved her attention to detail. Thank you Cabanas Law Firm.
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I have worked with Cabanas Law, P.A and have known Attorney Sergio Cabanas for over 11 years. He and his office staff are very knowledgeable and super professional. I highly recommend them!
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I have known Attorney Grossman since 2001 and trusted her with my friend’s family matter when I was asked for a referral. My friend was completely satisfied. She is highly recommended!
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Mi experiencia con la oficina de abogados fue excepcional, tienen un staff comprometido con los clientes en inglés y español . Logré mi divorcio en 5 semanas algo increíble . Los recomiendo ampliamente.

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