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Defending Parental Rights for Fathers in Seminole, Osceola & Volusia Counties

If you are seeking to exercise your rights as a father, it might be essential to establish paternity. While fathers have more rights than ever before in the legal system, there is still a significant bias in favor of mothers when it comes to time sharing (formerly called "visitation") in Florida.

At Nix Law, P.A., we represent fathers in a range of family law matters, defending their rights to time with their children. We are passionate about the importance of the father-child relationship. We are here to fight aggressively for you and walk you through every step of the process to make sure you get adequate parenting time with your child.

Are you a father seeking to establish your right to time sharing with your child? Call (407) 634-1830 to schedule a consultation with an Orlando paternity attorney.

Shared Visitation – Time Sharing

In Florida, the law is clear that, in unmarried parental situations, the mother gets 100 percent time sharing. It is up to the father to establish paternity and petition the court for time-sharing rights. When paternity is granted, fathers are able to exercise their time-sharing rights, and they will be responsible for their share of support.

How Paternity Is Established

In Florida, if both parents are married at the time of the delivery of their child, paternity is automatically established. However, when the parents are unwed at the time of the child's birth, legal action must be taken to establish paternity in order for the father to have legal rights of the child. If the child's mother and the alleged father agree that he is the father, they can sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. This form acknowledges that the man is the child's legal father. The acknowledgment becomes final and non-revocable after 60 days.

If a voluntary acknowledgment cannot be obtained, the party who wishes to establish paternity must go through a family court judge to obtain an order. The court can order a genetic test of the mother, child, and alleged father to establish paternity. Contact our law firm today to get started with the court procedures for establishing your rights as a father.

Fathers' Rights & Family Law Solutions

We represent fathers looking to fight for their rights with their children in a range of circumstances, including:

  • Divorce: Many child visitation/time-sharing disputes occur in the context of divorce. We can help you establish your rights as a father with your children.
  • Post-divorce decree modification: It is common for divorce decrees to require modifications after being finalized. Usually, this results from some substantial change in circumstances. We can help you petition the court for a decree modification.
  • Unwed fathers: If you are an unwed father, your child's mother will automatically receive 100 percent of the time-sharing rights and sole custody unless we establish your paternity and petition the court for a better arrangement.

Contact an Experienced Fathers' Visitation Attorney

We provide passionate, focused representation dedicated to protecting the rights of fathers throughout central Florida.

Call (407) 634-1830 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Orlando paternity lawyer Mikaela Nix.

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  • Mikaela Nix
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    Mikaela Nix is an Orlando attorney with experience handling Family Law (emphasis on Fathers’ rights). Her aggressive and diligent representation has proven invaluable in making sure her clients know without a doubt that the lawyer advocating for them is committed to advancing their interests.
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  • Direct, professional, informative, transparent, and honest. I am pleased with her and her team.

    “I am very satisfied with the services. From the very first time I spoke to Miss Nix, she has been direct, professional, informative, transparent, and honest. They really do care about the case and getting the best outcome.”

    - Mo H.
  • Quick to respond to emails and phone calls.

    “Attorney Nix was amazing to work with! She met with me several times and she was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. She took the time to listen to my needs and wants when it came to what I wanted in my divorce and custody of my child.”

    - Amelia R.
  • Fathers Matter!

    “She met with my husband and me before the date of court to ensure we, had knowledge of the process on the day of trial. This exemplifies her dedication and passion for the families she counsels every day.”

    - Yolanda R.
  • I really don’t know where I would be without her.

    “She got me through a lot of hard times and I’m glad to have such a courageous person in my life that knows when life gets you down remember you can walk right back up those same stairs and be glorious again.”

    - Jeremy T.
  • Mrs. Nix was always calm, confident, and extremely strategic with her approach to the ups and downs of our case.

    “The situation had been so great that my daughter's mother and I are even able to co-parent on a level that we both have not experienced in a long time. She is now 8 years old so being in the space is really great.”

    - Jarrel M.

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