Paternity can be established administratively (in a Department of Revenue case for child support, for example), by affidavit of paternity along with a notarized voluntary acknowledgement of paternity witnessed by two individuals and signed under penalty of perjury by both parties, or by filing a Petition for Paternity in circuit court.  § 742.10, Fla.…Details
Preferably you and your spouse can work out the parenting issues, avoid or minimize the harm to the children and avoid a court fight. However, if you are unable to resolve these issues, the court must decide them for you. Both parents have an affirmative duty under Florida law to promote a good relationship between…Details
Paternity is the legal establishment of relationship between a father and a child either administratively or by a court of law. DNA testing is the primary method for determining paternity. While signing a birth certificate creates a rebuttable presumption of a father’s paternity, the mother of a child born out of wedlock is the natural…Details
The person that left the baby at an unsafe place may face criminal charges.
Under Florida’s Safe Haven law, a parent may drop off a newborn within seven days of birth at any hospital emergency room, staffed fire rescue station, or staffed emergency medical service station in the state of Florida. The person leaving the baby is not required to answer any questions. A parent of a newborn infant…Details