Orlando Paternity Rights Lawyer Advocating for Fathers

Family law attorney in Orlando bringing fathers closer to their children

The Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio assists fathers in Orlando, Florida, helping them retain their full parental rights even in complex paternity matters. Matters involving children can be some of the most difficult and emotional legal issues faced by parents, requiring the assistance of paternity rights lawyers with exceptional experience and skills. Through compassionate, yet assertive, representation in mediation and trials, Mr. De Canio helps his clients obtain custody and support arrangements that benefit both parent and child.

The benefits of paternal support to children

The Florida legislature has made — and continues to make — many changes in the law to help ensure that both parents have equal involvement in the lives of their children. Family law lawyers in Orlando devote significant time to remaining current with the law. Orlando divorce attorney Michael R. De Canio strongly supports any changes that provide children with equal access to both parents. Studies indicate that this arrangement produces many benefits, such as the following:

  • When both parents provide responsive support, children display better language abilities and cognitive skills than those reared solely by one parent.
  • Sons with involved parents engage in fewer problem behaviors, while daughters experience better mental health.
  • Children raised by both parents display increased self-esteem and psychological well-being, and they develop better life skills.
  • Responsible support by both parents typically increases the likelihood the children will succeed when raising their own families.

Establishing paternity under Florida law

In a typical divorce case, the law affords rights to both parents without the need to establish paternity. But in non-marital relationships, establishing paternity provides vital rights to both parents — and to the children. Either parent can initiate paternity proceedings within the court of the plaintiff’s or defendant’s county of residence. Establishing paternity involves a complex legal process. As one of the most dedicated family law attorneys in Orlando, Michael R. De Canio helps fathers in Orlando claim the legal rights they need to maintain a meaningful presence in the lives of their children and contribute to their support.

Staunch support for devoted fathers

At the Law Offices of Michael R. De Canio, we recognize the true value of the role that fathers play in the lives of their children. We make full use of Florida law to help ensure the best interests of the children by helping clients develop comprehensive parenting plans that provide children with full contact and support from both parents.  Contact us today for a consultation.

MRD Family Law | Divorce

If you need help resolving a family law dispute while protecting your family's physical, financial and emotional well-being, contact the Law Office of Michael R. De Canio today for an initial consultation.

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