Signed the Birth Certificate, Then Discovered I’m Not the Father

You are in a long term relationship and your significant other tells you that she is pregnant.The day of birth comes, and you proudly sign the birth certificate as the father. Some time later, you develop reasons to doubt whether you are the Father. You take a DNA test to confirm your biological connection and discover you are not the child’s biological father. What can you do to make sure you are no longer recognized as the father after signing the birth certificate? The response to this question varies on whether paternity has actually been established or not. If paternity has been established, then Florida Statute 742.18 sets forth provisions to help you disestablish paternity or terminate a child support obligation. For more information on whether paternity has been established or whether Florida Statute 742.18 applies in your situation, please contact Martin Law Group, P.L. We help reasonable people redefine family. Serving Central Florida.


We understand that some relationships last forever and some relationships seem more temporary. For more information on family law, please contact the Martin Law Group. We help reasonable people redefine family in Central Florida.



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