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Paternity

Jacksonville Paternity Attorneys

People file paternity lawsuits for various reasons. It may be that a child was born into marriage and the husband suspects that someone else is the biological father. Suit may be filed where a child is born out of wedlock and the biological father wishes to claim his rights, but the mother does not believe that he is the biological father. These cases are often complex and involve DNA testing. At the Law Offices of Nooney & Roberts, we help sort through these challenging cases and stand by your side to protect your rights.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated paternity lawyers, contact us at (904) 398-1992.

At Nooney & Roberts, we have more than 35 years of combined experience. We are ready to put our experience to work for people throughout North Florida, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Callahan, and Palatka. We are ready to put our experience to work for you.

In many instances, a mother and father are not married but they have children together. If a parent wants to set up custody and visitation rights, they must first file a paternity action.

In the event that you are the father of a child born outside of marriage, and seeking parental rights, you are required to file a petition with the circuit court to initiate your paternity rights. For more information, you should contact a skillful paternity attorney who can assist in protecting your rights as a father.

If you are a father, you must be arbitrated as the legal father, or else the child will be in sole custody of the mother. When the father takes legal action to be the child's biological parent, his rights to the child or children must be protected. In that case, the court will consider both parents' relationship to the child. The mother and fathers’ schedules and additional criteria will be considered prior to reaching an ultimate verdict on custody and visitation rights.

A paternity test can be the first step in determining a variety of other matters, including:

  • Child Custody (residential custody, legal custody, primary custody)
  • Visitation Rights
  • Child Support

Our firm speaks for both fathers and mothers in a paternity case, and we continue to help many parents all throughout Northeast Florida to establish paternity rights. Regardless of whether you are a father who is attempting to form your legal rights as a father, or a mother who is seeking to get the father to take legal responsibility for his child, our team of attorneys are committed to help, despite the complexity of your case.

After your paternity has been set for your child, our paternity lawyers can also help you with other legal issues pertaining to visitation, child custody, and child support. When you are a parent, you are merited to specific rights and our legal team wants to help with establishing those rights. To learn more about the options for your case, call today to speak to an experienced paternity attorney. Despite your purpose behind seeking a paternity case, we have the ability to help you achieve it.

If you have a question about paternity, we encourage you to act quickly. There are time limits for when a paternity case can be filed. We have a discussion with you to learn about your concerns and the facts of your case. We will help you decide the strategy to use by providing you with all of the relevant facts and details involved in the process.

At our law firm, the term “legal counselor” has special meaning. We are here to work with you. It is important to us to keep you involved in important decisions about your case. When you choose us, we will get to know you. We will know your name, not just your case number.

Contact our paternity lawyers at (904) 398-1992 for a free initial consultation.