Tampa Paternity Lawyer
Experienced Legal Assistance in Paternity Cases

Seeking reliable and knowledgeable paternity representation in Tampa?
Navigate the complexities of paternity laws with experienced Tampa paternity lawyers on your side.

Top-Rated Paternity Attorney in Tampa, FL

Our law firm offers professional, compassionate guidance for every step of the process.

Florida’s paternity laws can be intricate. Whether you are a mother seeking to establish the identity of your child’s father or a potential father looking for clarity on your rights, understanding these laws is crucial.  Our Tampa paternity lawyer will provide clarity on your rights, obligations, and the best steps forward.

The laws have changed significantly in Florida very recently (as of July 2023) and it is imperative to speak with an paternity lawyer that can help you naviagate Florida’s new timesharing and parenity laws.

Tampa Paternity Lawyers

Unraveling Paternity Issues with Precision & Empathy

Navigating paternity issues can be emotionally draining and legally complex. Whether you’re looking to establish paternity, challenge paternity claims, or understand your rights and obligations, our paternity lawyer in Tampa provides the guidance you need every step of the way.

Testimonials + 5 Star Reviews

His exceptional legal expertise, compassionate approach, and unwavering dedication to his clients make him an invaluable asset in the realm of family law.”-

Alfred V.

I would recommend Foley Family Law to anyone in need. Fast, responsive, reliable, and professional

John J.


Why Choose Our Tampa Paternity Lawyer for Law Services?

Experienced Representation
With years of experience in Florida’s paternity laws, our dedicated attorneys are equipped to handle even the most complex cases with finesse.

Client-Centric Approach
We prioritize your needs, concerns, and best interests, ensuring personalized solutions tailored to your unique situation.

Transparent Communication
We maintain open channels of communication, keeping you informed and empowered throughout the case.

Our Paternity Law Services Include:

Paternity Establishment
Assistance with DNA testing, birth certificate additions, and legal paperwork to assert or establish paternity rights.

Paternity Disputes
Expertly navigating challenges or disputes related to paternity claims.

Child Support & Custody
Navigating the financial and custodial implications of paternity.

Rights & Obligations
Understanding the rights, duties, and responsibilities of being a legal parent.

Ready to discuss your paternity case?

Schedule a consultation with our top-rated Tampa paternity lawyer and let us provide the expert legal assistance you deserve.


FAQ's on Florida Paternity Laws

A paternity proceeding is a legal action to determine whether a man is the father of a child and to confer the rights and duties associated with that child to the respective parents. The Mother’s rights are already conferred per the Florida statutes if the parties are unmarried. Therefore, many proceedings are started due to either the mother trying to confirm paternity and establish time-sharing and child support or the Father asserting and establishing his parentage and, therefore, the Court determining time-sharing and child support.

While the primary purpose of the proceeding tends to require the father to provide support for his child, the issue of time-sharing and parental responsibility may also be addressed. Many people do not understand that you have to affirmatively move forward in the court system in order to assert rights with your child if you are a father in Florida.

The rights do NOT automatically attach, as many people would believe. If you are married to your wife, then yes, you have equal rights to your child. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, if you are not married, you…do…not…have…rights…to…your..own…child…as…an… nmarried….father.

As a mother, you have more rights than an unmarried father. But as the father, without a time-sharing/custody order, your rights are…well, you can pay support, and that’s about it.


Foley Family Law feels it is important to charge reasonable fees and costs in the litigation and settlement of divorce and family law matters. The office sends out regular billing statements and invoices so clients know exactly how the office is proceeding in their case and where their retainers are at. Each client is quoted an initial retainer at the initial consultation and the billing process is detailed in the retainer agreement the client is provided and signs prior to retaining.

Call today (813) 272-2345 to set up a consultation with a Tampa Bay Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney.

Foley Family Law provides clients with high-quality representation in heated alimony, property, or children’s issues cases. The majority of the Divorce matters the Office handles are contested on one or more issues at one point during the case, therefore the Office has a wealth of experience in dealing with these types of Divorce matters.

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