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Disestablishing paternity in Florida

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Paternity

For a male wishing to disestablish his paternity in Florida, time is of the essence. The law places the burden on a man who knows he is not the father of a child to take certain steps to preserve his argument that he should not be legally responsible for the child. The case DOR v. Augustin, 237 So.3d 1123 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018) shows us what steps must be followed in order to disestablish paternity in Florida.

Requirements for disestablishing paternity in Florida

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Florida Paternity

Disestablishing paternity in Florida requires careful and timely steps to be taken to ensure that a non-biological father is no longer legally responsible for a child. It is not enough to have a test confirming that a male is not biologically related to a child as we see in the case Fla. Dept. of Revenue v. Augustin, 3D16-622 (Fla. 3d DCA2018).

Can I request a DNA test if I am paying Florida child support?

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Child Support

When a man believes he is not the father of a child for whom he is paying child support, can he request DNA testing? The answer depends, among other factors, on why he is requesting the test and what steps he's taken after finding out that he is not the biological father. In the case Meeker v. Meeker, 214 So.3d 766 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017), we review a trial court's decision to order a DNA test in a proceeding to enforce an out-of-state child support order.