Family Law Attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida
A No-Nonsense Advocate for Family Law Legal Matters
When you are dealing with issues surrounding divorce, paternity, and other family law issues, I offer a personalized approach to guiding you through the legal system. I have been helping people in the Volusia/Flagler area with family law matters for two decades. As an experienced negotiator, I work to avoid the stress and expense of going to trial in favor of more low-conflict forms of dispute resolution. If going to trial becomes unavoidable, I have the skills and experience to be a fierce advocate for you in court.
Representing Clients in Divorce Matters
In the end, divorce is not about fighting for assets or getting your way in time-sharing and support agreements; it is about you and your spouse working together to find a way forward after your marriage ends. I can help you with all aspects of divorce, both before and after the divorce is final. This includes:
Division of marital property
Parenting plans and time-sharing
Modifications of time-sharing and support agreements
If you have decided to end your marriage or need help modifying time-sharing or support agreements due to a change of circumstances, contact me today in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Representing Clients in Paternity Cases
If you have a child with a former significant other, you have certain rights and responsibilities. You and your child are entitled to, and you both deserve, to have the kind of relationship that you want to have with each other. I have the knowledge and ability to strive to obtain those rights and responsibilities for you and your child.
Establishing Paternity in Florida
When a married couple has a child in Florida, the husband is presumed to be the father. In all other cases, steps must be taken to establish paternity. This can be done in four different ways:
Both parents sign a Paternity Acknowledgment form (also called the DH-511)
The parents get married after the child is born and update the birth record
A genetic test confirms paternity
A judge establishes paternity through a court order
DNA tests can also be used to contest paternity. When the paternity of a child is contested by any party, the court will typically order a DNA test.
Rights and Responsibilities After Paternity Is Established
When paternity is confirmed by the state, fathers are granted rights and responsibilities. First and foremost, fathers are granted the right to be involved in their child’s life and are responsible for financially supporting their child. This means establishing time-sharing and child support agreements. I have extensive experience working with both fathers and mothers in paternity cases. I can help parents navigate the paternity process and modify time-sharing and support agreements if necessary.
Contact Me in Daytona Beach Today
To set up a free initial consultation to discuss your family law needs, call me or fill out my online contact form. I proudly serve the needs of families in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, DeLand, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida.