Unmarried Couples and Paternity

When unmarried parents break-up, they often find themselves facing unexpected legal challenges to antiquated laws. Unmarried fathers may be surprised to learn they are not automatically entitled to custody of their children. It does not matter if their name is on the birth certificate. If you live in Jacksonville or any of the surrounding areas, reach out to Watson Henderlite, Family Law Attorneys, to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal rights. Our child custody lawyers in Jacksonville, FL, will educate you about the nuances of the paternity process, as well as help you establish both paternity and timesharing with your child.

Unmarried Couples and Paternity

The State of Florida will often determine you may owe a child support obligation even without sufficient proof you are the father of a child. If you do not believe you should be obligated to support a child financially, please contact us. A Jacksonville family attorney will be happy to discuss your options. Whatever your particular case may be, our attorneys will listen to your side of the story and lead you through the highly complex legal maze of child support in Jacksonville, FL.