Lake Worth, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: If i was to apply for child support and dna testn was done does this intitled the father rights?

If i was to apply for child support and they found my daughter's father and did the dna test and it was found that he was the father does that automatically give him rights to her? (we were never married) also how would i go about getting those rights removed if he was entitled to right? see the problem is , i am thinking about perusing child support for my daughter as times are getting tough. and back in 2004 my daughters uncle murder my mothers husband (my stepfather) i had to testify and go to court for everything because i witnessed the shooting, the courts should have on file the threats that i received from my daughter fathers family during the time this all took place, would this help benefit me in getting the biological fathers rights revoked after a dna test? i really dont want to pursue if this is going to give him rights to my daughter.

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Kenneth Mitchell Kaplan
Kenneth Mitchell Kaplan
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: He needs to file a Paternity Suit in order to enforce his rights.

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