Child Support, Paternity

Establishing paternity is crucial in determining whether the parent has a right to child support and custody. If paternity is established, both parents have a legal right to get a child support order. A child support order specifies the amount and type of support the parents must provide for their children. The amount of child support is determined by the parents' incomes, the number of children in the marriage, and basic costs of raising a child. Child support can also include providing medical and dental insurance for the child.

There are several ways to establish paternity - first, if the parents are married to each other when the child is born, paternity is presumed unless otherwise disproved. Paternity can also be established through an administrative order from the Florida Department of Revenue based on DNA test results, or by a court order.

At the law firm of Richard A. Schurr, P.A., we provide compassionate, competent legal representation for mothers and fathers seeking to establish or disprove paternity, receive child support, or modify unreasonable child support payments. We can advise you of the procedures for establishing paternity and genetic testing, as well as represent you in court to protect your right to receive child support. The attorneys at Richard A. Schurr, P.A. have built a record of success representing clients in a variety of child support and paternity matters. Richard A. Schurr, Esq. is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Marital and Family Law Mediator with the experience and skills necessary to represent you in mediation as your attorney, or as an independent mediator to help you and your spouse resolve your family law disputes.

To schedule an initial consultation with experienced Miami child support and paternity attorneys, please call Richard A. Schurr P.A. at (305) 443-5235 or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form. We look forward to providing you with compassionate, professional and effective legal representation.