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Category Archives: Paternity


Should I Bring a Paternity Suit?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Under Florida law, any children born to a married woman are presumed to be the biological child of her husband and paternity is acknowledged without any action having to be taken—the husband automatically becomes the child’s legal father. However, if a child is born to an unwed mother, paternity is not assumed and must… Read More »


Paternity Leave and Discrimination

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) establishes guidelines that require certain larger employers to provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.  Most employers affected by this law are familiar with the requirements, and understand their responsibilities to mothers with respect to maternity leave.  However,… Read More »


Challenging a Paternity Claim

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When a child is born out of wedlock, many unique issues arise. Chief among them is the identity of the father, which is not always cut-and-dry. As a result of technological advances, the ability to ascertain paternity with a large degree of certainty is now available. However, as with most tests, even in today’s… Read More »

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Responding To False Accusations Of Paternity

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Becoming a parent should be a joyful experience, and it generally is if the child is expected. Being a parent means assuming a number of ongoing responsibilities, particularly financial obligations. It also confers important rights to parenting time and decision-making authority. Unmarried mothers seeking to obtain child support for their child will often file… Read More »


Why Every Man Needs to Know about the Putative Father Registry

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Experiencing the joys of parenthood is an opportunity that should be available to anyone interested in filling this role. Mothers can more easily choose to become a parent since they give birth. However, fathers are in a much different situation, especially if unmarried with a pregnant partner. Married men are presumed to be the… Read More »

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