How do I get visitation with my child, if I was never married to the mother?

To get visitation, you first must be a legal parent. Unmarried fathers will need to prove paternity.   If you have no proof you’re the father, you have no rights under the law.  You will need to establish that you are the father before you may exercise your legal rights of visitation.

Parents have a right to see and visit with their kids. For parents with physical and legal custody, exercising that right is generally automatic. For parents who don’t have physical custody, that right is set out in the law.

Child custody AND visitation decisions are guided by what serves “the best interest of the child.”

To establish paternity and your legal rights to visitation, call me at 2396-233-0222.  If you cannot come to me, I can come to you.

Licensed Florida attorney serving areas in Hendry County: Labelle, Clewiston, Pioneer, Flaghole, Montura, Hooker’s Point. Serving areas in Glades County: Buckhead Ridge, Moore Haven, Lakeport, Palmdale, and Muse.  Serving areas in Lee County:  Alva, Buckingham, North Ft. Myers, Ft. Myers, and Bonita Springs.

Contact me at 239-233-0222


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