Robert J. Mara & Wendy A. Mara

Volusia County Paternity Lawyers

Sorting out issues of paternity, custody and support

When men and women have a dispute over paternity, Mara & Mara, Attorneys at Law understands their special circumstances and their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Our Daytona Beach paternity lawyers regularly represent unmarried parents whose disputes over child support and child custody hinge on the question of paternity. We represent mothers who seek financial support and fathers who want visitation or custody or who deny paternity.

If fatherhood is in dispute, a court can order genetic testing to prove paternity.

Paternity in Florida can be established in one of five ways:

  • The parents are married to each other when the child is born.
  • The unmarried couple signs a legal document in the hospital when the child is born or afterward.
  • Genetic testing proves fatherhood.
  • A judge issues an order determining paternity.
  • The mother and natural father get married to each other after the child is born and update the birth record through the Florida Office of Vital Statistics.

We guide clients through the process of establishing or denying paternity, while sheltering the child from harmful fallout from the dispute.

Satisfying your paternity needs with competence and care

Contact Mara & Mara, Attorneys at Law for a Volusia County paternity lawyer who wants what is best for you and your children. We are here to help.

From our welcoming office in Ormond Beach, we serve clients in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Flagler County and Seminole County.

Mara & Mara, P.A. Attorneys at Law