Our state has very precise laws governing the custodial rights of a biological father when a child has been born out of wedlock. If you are not legally married to your child's mother when she delivers your baby, you will have very few legal rights concerning your child until you file a paternity claim to establish proof that you are the child's biological father. With the number of serious issues that could arise regarding proof in the paternity of a child, it is very important that you act quickly to discuss your situation with legal counsel as soon as possible after your girlfriend informs you that she is pregnant.
The attorneys at Richard A. Heller, P.A. have close to 50 years combined experience practicing law. Our lead attorney is rated BV Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell® and each of our attorneys are known for helping our clients get real results. We understand how important it is for you to protect your rights as your child's father and you can count on the fact that will do everything possible to help you aggressively protect those rights.
If you need help establishing paternity, we strongly recommend you call an Orlando family attorney at our firm right away so that we can discuss your case, advise you of your rights and help you move forward with your claim. Should the mother of your child attempt to challenge your claim, we will be ready to file a paternity lawsuit on your behalf. To be safe, we will also take steps to file with the Putative Father Registry to protect your potential rights particularly in the event your child's mother attempts to put your child up for adoption without your consent. Rest assured that you do not have to go through this alone, our firm is here to provide you with the hard-hitting legal representation you need.