At The Law Offices of Elkins & Elkins, we help unmarried mothers and fathers protect their parental rights. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping you ensure a strong and continuing parental relationship with your child.
These cases can be complicated, but with decades of experience on our side, you can be confident in our ability to guide you through the process. The process starts in most cases by establishing paternity. Once paternity is established, we will help you create a child custody plan or parenting plan that is in your child's best interest.
The Rights of Unwed Fathers
Unmarried fathers often feel that their parental rights are being neglected. Our custody attorneys work hard to make certain that is not the case and that fathers are treated equally. The reality is that courts want to see both parents involved in the child's life. We strive to see that this ideal is put into practice in parenting plans.
The Rights of Unwed Mothers
Unmarried mothers often worry that their rights are going to be undermined, particularly in cases in which the child is a little older and the father has not been involved up until this point. While parenting plans that allow the child to spend time with both parents are ideal, the court takes into account the existing parental relationships. Furthermore, any history or behavior that may put the child in danger is taken very seriously. Our family law attorneys will not let the bond you have built with your child be broken.
Contact a Trusted Lawyer
Unmarried parents: When you contact our Orlando law office or one of our other Florida law offices, you will get attentive and immediate service from a lawyer who is trusted in the community. The process starts with a free consultation, which you can schedule by calling us at us or contacting us via email.