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Father’s Rights Attorneys in St. Petersburg

Backed by 24 Years of Collective Experience

As a father, you have specific rights when it comes to how your children are raised, who has custody, and other important issues. Whether you are looking to establish paternity or simply stand up for your rights and for what is in the best interests of your child or children, our skilled St. Petersburg father’s rights lawyers from Plotnick Law can help.

Let us fight on your behalf. Call (727) 295-3558 to learn more about your options.

With over two decades of combined legal experience, our firm is thoroughly prepared to take on your case, no matter how complex. Although we have proven ourselves to be aggressive advocates in court, we are compassionate and steady counselors for our clients.

Establishing Yourself as the Legal Father

If a couple is married when the child is born, it is automatically assumed that the husband is also the father of the child. However, if the couple is unmarried, things can get a little complicated. Before you can exercise any rights over your child, you must be legally recognized as the father.

This can be done in several different ways:

  • Acknowledgment of paternity: An unmarried couple can sign a document acknowledging the man’s paternity.
  • Administrative order based on genetic testing: A couple can order a DNA test to prove fatherhood. The father, mother, and child must take a test.
  • Court order: A judge has the power to order paternity in court.
  • Legitimation: If the mother and father of the child get married after the child is born, they can update the birth record to show that he is the father.

What Are My Rights as a Father?

Once you have established paternity, you can work to exercise your rights in your child’s life.

These rights include:

  • Visitation rights
  • Timesharing rights
  • Child support
  • Making health care decisions
  • Making educational decisions
  • Making religious decisions
  • Making decisions about relocation

Protect Your Rights with Plotnick Law — Call Today

Plotnick Law is available overnights and weekends to take your calls. We are here to be dedicated advocates on your behalf and to provide you with the legal help you need. We strive to help you break down barriers that might exist between you and your child and ensure that you are treated fairly.

Contact Plotnick Law to discuss your case with our St. Petersburg fathers' rights attorneys. Our team proudly serves clients throughout St. Petersburg, Tampa, and beyond!

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