A Paternity action in the State of Florida is where a child or children are born to parents who have not married pursuant to the laws of the State. A Paternity action is no less serious or emotionally difficult than a divorce, or dissolution of marriage.
The Courts must have some proof of who the father is – and this proof can be in the form of a name of the birth certificate, a sworn statement by the father, a sworn statement by the mother, or other facts that the Judge would consider evidence.
The key to Paternity law is to ensure that the children that you have brought into this world are protected when your relationship with your partner has been broken. You want to ensure that the children will be provided for regardless of where the other parents live and how frequently they share time with your children.
You know how much it costs to feed your children each week.
You know how frequently they need new shoes and new books for school.
You know that their favorite extracurricular activity after school is not free.
In order to gain child support, to seek time with your children, to ensure that your children are happy and emotionally secure, you must receive financial support from – or pay financial support to – the other parent.
It is right, it is legal and it is fair. Anne V. Alper, Attorney at Law will ensure that the amount that your must receive or the amount that you are ordered to pay is the correct legal amount pursuant to the Laws of the State of Florida.
There is a formula that the Courts use and a chart to assess what that amount should be. There are certain situations when that amount should be higher and is permitted to be higher if, indeed, you prove to the Court that it is necessary.
There are also times when the amount requested is lower than what is statutorily required by law.
These issues and all that affect Child Support can be dealt with by Anne V. Alper. Call the Office today for further assistance.
Anne V. Alper, Esquire… Experience, Guidance and Results