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Category Archives: Paternity Establishment

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DNA Tests Can Be Inaccurate and False (But You Could Sue the Paternity Testing Firm)

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Although paternity fraud is still quite prevalent in Florida and elsewhere in the States, parents should also beware of erroneous results in DNA paternity testing. According to World Net Daily (WND), up to 30 percent of paternity claims are fraudulent. Paternity fraud occurs when a mother or father deliberately tricks another man into believing… Read More »

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5 Ways to Look at Father’s Rights in Florida

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Families come in many different shapes and sizes; recent news stories and personal essays on news sites highlight this. As Father’s Day approaches, it is obvious to fathers throughout Florida, as well as to their children, that most relationships between fathers and children do not conform to the idealized image that greeting card companies… Read More »

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Parker v. Parker, Paternity Fraud, and the Meaning of Fatherhood in Florida

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Finding out after years of marriage that your wife cheated and that you are not the biological father of your children is a father’s nightmare. Finding out that, despite all of the above, you are still obligated to pay child support for the children you did not beget is something Kafka would have likely… Read More »

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Beyond DNA Tests: Establishing Paternity in Florida

By Sean Smallwood, P.A. |

Paternity Establishment For Unmarried Parents You might imagine that the stories Florida family lawyers hear about paternity cases resemble those paternity test-themed episodes that were so popular on daytime television talk shows in the 90s when DNA paternity testing first became widespread. However, there is much more to paternity law than what you see… Read More »

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