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Florida Mother's Rights: What Every Mother Should Know



Going through a divorce or custody battle can be an emotional and mentally draining experience. Not only are you only dealing with the breakup of your family, but also the fear of losing time with your children. It is essential to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible to make informed decisions about what is best for you and your child.


Unmarried Mother's Rights to Custody

If you are unwed, Florida law declares that the mother is the sole legal guardian of her child or children. Naming the father on a child's birth certificate does not grant him any legal rights to the child. In order to receive any kind of custody or visitation, the father must first establish paternity.


What Visitation Rights Does a Father Have?

If an unwed mother wishes to allow the father visitation rights to their child or children, she has every right to. However, visitation rights do not have to be given to a father unless ordered by a court.


What are a Mother's Rights to Child Support?

If an unwed mother wishes to seek child support, she has every right to do so. A mother must first establish paternity from the birth father. If a married mother wishes to receive child support, she may do so through dissolution of marriage. Contact Williams Litigation Group for family law services. We can help arm you with the right legal steps and guidelines to take in order to receive the help and support you deserve.


Can a Woman Pay Child Support in Florida?

Under Florida law, both parents are considered equals. Therefore, a mother can pay child support to the father, just as the father can pay child support to the mother. If a child/children spend more time with their father, then a woman can be ordered to pay child support to the father.


Domestic Violence Cases

If you have suffered from domestic violence, contact Williams Litigation Group immediately. The strongest risk factor for future violence is a history of domestic violence. There are several protections that are available to victims of domestic violence. It’s essential to protect your family and arm yourself with the knowledge, and legal representation needed immediately for the safety of you and your loved ones.


When it comes to mother's rights, you need an experienced family law attorney on your side. At a time of emotional upheaval, Florida laws can be confusing, complicated, and overwhelming. At Williams Litigation Group, our attorneys understand the laws and will fight to protect your rights.


Contact Williams Litigation Group

Williams Litigation Group is a law firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our team of skilled trial attorneys practice in State and Federal Court in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Williams Litigation Group would be happy to represent you and your family in any legal situation.

Whether a person needs courtroom assistance or consultation, our team can help. We offer free consultations for all new clients. Our team would be happy to speak with you about any of your legal needs. Give us a call at 954-761-9131 or reach out to us via email today.




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