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Fathers And Their Legal Rights In Florida (A Guide for Unmarried Fathers)

When a child is born during a marriage, the father is considered the legal father of the child. Unfortunately, Fathers who were not married to the child's mother by the time of birth, do not have any legal rights over the child until a Circuit Court judge signs an Order establishing paternity.

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Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What To Do About it
(The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 73, No. 3, March 1999)

742.10 Florida Statutes, Establishment of Paternity for Children Born Out Of Wedlock, West 2017

741.30 Florida Statutes, West 2017

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