Under Florida law, a paternity suit can be brought by (1) the child’s mother, (2) the man who believes he is the father of the child, (3) the child through a legal representative or (4) the Florida Department of Child Support Services. Pursuant to Fla. Stat. 742.011, “Any woman who is pregnant or has a child, any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a child, or any child may bring proceedings in the circuit court, in chancery, to determine the paternity of the child when paternity has not been established by law or otherwise.”
- Usually, a father files an action to establish paternity when he is being denied timesharing with the child. The father is looking to establish paternity and obtain a parenting plan that affords him timesharing with the child.
- Usually, the mother files an action to establish paternity when the father does not pay child support. The mother then needs to establish paternity and obtain a child support order from the court.
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