v9 – What is a Paternity Action

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“What is paternity? I’m Steve Kramer of the New Future Divorce & Family Law Firm. I’m a Florida family law and divorce attorney.A paternity petition is designed to establish who the father is. And it’s really where we have a situation where you have an unmarried father and the parties want to establish this is actually the father of the child.Now, sometimes the father will come in and admit they are the father, sometimes they will deny. And in instances where the father denies the paternity, then we can do a DNA test to determine if the father is actually the father of the child, and that’s important.So, one purpose of the paternity action is to establish who the father is. The other portion of the paternity action – and often the reason it gets filed – is to set forth child support and parenting plans. And child support is where you pay support for support of your minor child.A parenting plan is kind of Florida’s version of custody. It sets forth the timesharing between the parties, how the parental responsibilities to be divided, basically it gives us a blueprint of how to get together to raise your child. Now, ideally you never have to resort to that blueprint, you get along perfectly. But if not you’ve got a parenting plan in place to remind you of what your mutual obligations are.Now I’m telling you this because if you’re looking up paternity action then you’ve got some questions about how they work and I deal with this stuff all the time. I’d love to help you with it. Call me at the number below. I’ll talk to you and answer any questions you’ve got.

Thanks for watching! I’m Steve Kramer.”

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