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June 2014 Archives

Courts may be rethinking rights of fathers in custody cases

Although child custody cases are supposed to decide what is in the children's best interests, mothers are often given preferential treatment over fathers. Yet more men are choosing to stay home with kids and more women are going to work. Florida fathers may be interested to learn that due to changing dynamics in the workplace and the home, more dads are demanding equal consideration for custody rights in family law courts.

Happy Father�s Day: dads fed up with 'deadbeat' designation

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it seems as though some people might need a little reminder about what this day is all about. It’s about celebrating the priceless contributions and the sacrifices that dads make in our lives. It’s about honoring the father-child relationship that is so vital in life.

Married Couples, Infidelity, and Paternity

Under Florida law, a married woman's child is presumed to be the offspring of her husband. However, there are instances in which a married woman can allege that her child is the result of an extramarital affair. This will allow her to maintain an action for paternity and support against the man she was involved with, whether he is married or not. The Fl. Dept. of Revenue will bring suit on her behalf which includes establishing paternity. However DOR is bound by law to follow a special process before requiring the man to submit to a DNA test. The 5th DCA recently issued a ruling that confirms the process the Dept. of Revenue must take in order to maintain a paternity action in situations like the one described above. Privette is the seminal case that lays out the proper procedure to handle situations in which a mother seeks to collect child support from an alleged biological father, instead of her husband (the legal father).

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