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Palm Beach Father’s Rights Attorney

If you’re a father going through a divorce or you were never married to your child’s mother in the first place, The Law Office of Verna Popo has the best lawyers to help you establish paternity and protect your rights as a father.

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We will ensure that you are legally acknowledged as your child’s father and that you have equal rights over time-sharing and decision-making with their mother for your child’s best interest. We’ll make sure that after all relevant factors are considered, child support and custody arrangements are fairly put into place.

If, however, you have reasons to believe that you’re fathering a child that’s not yours, our lawyers are equally skilled to contest the paternity on your behalf. We’ll handle all the necessary paperwork and prove to the court that your paternity has been wrongfully established.

So whether you want to become a more hands-on dad or correct a legal mistake, our Palm Beach father’s rights lawyers can make the process easier and less stressful for you.

Call The Law Office of Verna Popo today at (561) 475-1103 for your Free Consultation with a Palm Beach Father’s Rights lawyer!

Establishing Father’s Rights

One easy way of establishing paternity and protecting your rights as a father is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. You can sign this form as the child was born, but only if the mother agrees, both of you swearing under oath that you are the true legal father of the child.

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Both you and the mother can then revoke the acknowledgment within 60 days after signing. This can be done if fraud was committed or extreme force was used to get a parent to sign. After 60 days, the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity becomes final and binding, and neither parent can revoke it.

If, unfortunately, you are not on good terms with the mother and you have to fight for your paternity, you can petition for a court order to acknowledge your rights as a father. We can help you start this process even before the child is born, although the final hearing will be done only after childbirth.

During the process, a genetic test will be conducted, and once you’re proven to be the father of the child, the court can then also decide on matters involving child support, child custody, and other shared parental responsibilities like decision-making for the child’s welfare.

The Importance of Legally Protecting Your Relationship

Although you are free to have an informal parental agreement with your child’s mother, your rights as a father are not legally binding in this scenario. Should the mother decide to suddenly leave and cut all ties with you, she can do it without legal barriers or repercussions.

Palm Beach Father's Rights Attorney Segments new theme 300 x 150 6If you want what’s best for your child, it is highly important that you establish your paternity early on. This will allow you to be an active part in raising your child and to share with them all the benefits that they can have as your legitimate child.

Aside from the continuous financial support and future inheritance that your child can get, the emotional bond they can have with you will prove to be psychologically advantageous. Studies have shown that children with solid ties with both parents have fared well in life, allowing them to enjoy life even in two different households and letting them have the support and guidance of both parents.

It is also in your child’s best interest that you fight for your father-and-child relationship since you can take part in making decisions for them. This way, you can help the mother weigh the pros and cons when it comes to the big decisions in your child’s life.

Call The Law Office of Verna Popo today at (561) 475-1103 for your Free Consultation with a Palm Beach Father’s Rights lawyer!

Divorced Father’s Rights

Our Palm Beach father’s rights attorneys have successfully helped many men maintain a good relationship with their child/children even after a divorce. Whether your divorce is contentious or you manage to end the marriage on good terms, our lawyers will help ensure that your rights as a father are properly protected.

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You will also be glad to hear that Florida courts favor the constant and frequent contact of a child with both parents. Gone is the belief that courts have biases to provide mothers with custody since it has been well established that the presence of both parents is good for the child’s mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

As long as it’s reasonable and feasible, time-sharing or physical custody of your child will be equal between you and the mother. You will even have equal rights when it comes to legal custody or the decision-making for your child’s welfare.

But of course, if your marriage ends badly, you can expect your ex-spouse to contest these rights. And that’s why The Law Office of Verna Popo is here to help. We will expertly establish in court that you have the capacity to fulfill your responsibilities as a parent and that your active participation in raising your child is in your child’s best interests.

Call The Law Office of Verna Popo today at (561) 475-1103 for your Free Consultation with a Palm Beach Father’s Rights lawyer!

Contesting Established Paternity

Aside from establishing paternity and protecting fathers’ rights after a divorce, The Law Office of Verna Popo also handles cases where a man’s paternity is being contested.

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If you have reasonable cause to believe that the child you’ve fathered isn’t biologically yours, we can help you go to court and challenge your paternity.

A genetic test will be ordered, and if you’re proven not to be the birth father of the child, we can handle all the necessary arrangements and paperwork to terminate all your legal responsibilities as a father.

This means that child support payments will stop and you aren’t legally bound to visit or take care of the child.

Let’s Talk Now – Free Consultation

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The Law Office of Verna Popo is a trusted law firm dedicated to protecting your Palm Beach, FL father’s rights and your child’s well-being.

Whether you want to assert your rights as a father and establish a good relationship with your child, or you want to prove that you’re not the biological father of the child you’ve been taking care of, our lawyers will be with you to ease the legal process and the overall stress of the situation.

Call The Law Office of Verna Popo today at (561) 475-1103 for your Free Consultation with a Palm Beach Father’s Rights lawyer!