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Florida Paternity Law

Paternity Actions & Laws in Florida

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / August 25, 2021 /

In Florida, paternity is governed by Chapter 742, Florida Statutes.  A Petition to Determine Paternity should be filed by a birth mother or father to ask the court to establish paternity, a time-sharing schedule, and/or child support of a minor child or children.  Essentially, this means that you are trying to legally establish who is…

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Unmarried Couples Rights in Florida

Rights of Unmarried Couples Under Florida Law

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / July 30, 2021 /

Many unmarried couples who live in Florida wonder whether they have any rights similar to that of married couples.  Sometimes a couple may share a life together but choose not to marry.  Couples who hold themselves out to the public as married, have joint accounts, have children, and share a meaningful life together rightfully want…

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