Can I Bring A Paternity Action Prior to the Birth of the Child?

When it's the best time to file a case involving paternity.

In Florida, although many do wait until the birth of their child to begin a paternity action, there is no requirement that a child must be born in order to bring a paternity action.  In fact, a paternity case can begin prior to the birth of the child.  However, a set back to bringing such an action prior to the birth is that the Court cannot make or enter a final order until the child’s birth. 

If you would like assistance in establishing paternity or require legal assistance in other areas of Family Law you may always contact Teresa Prescott of The McKinney Law Group to discuss your case further. She can be reached by phone at 813-428-3400 or by e-mail

Teresa Prescott

The McKinney Law Group, 1105 West Swann Avenue, Historic Hyde Park North, FL, 33606

Teresa Prescott has been with The McKinney Law Group since early 2015. She began her work with the firm as a Law Clerk and in April of 2016 accepted a position as an Associate Attorney following her completion of the Florida Bar examination.