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Paternity

Defense

We represent unmarried parents who are served with paternity cases involving contested custody issues. Special consideration is given to persons with disabilities, domestic violence survivors and persons living with HIV.

Filing

We represent unmarried parents in filing paternity cases in limited situations, such as domestic violence, child abuse, or other situations having a negative affect on a child. Special consideration is also given to persons with disabilities and persons living with HIV. Other extenuating circumstances will also be considered.

Termination of Parental Rights & Dependency

Unfortunately, we do not handle cases involving the state of Florida Department of Children and Families filing dependency cases for the removal of children from their parents temporarily, nor cases involving the department filing to terminate parental rights permanently. A parent in either situation who cannot afford an attorney has the right to a free court-appointed attorney, and may request a court-appointed attorney during their court hearings.

Family Law Service Areas

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Free Family Law Clinics

Clinic Calendar

Thu 26

Dissolution of Marriage- Without Children Clinic

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville FL 32202
9043568371
Thu 26

Dissolution of Marriage- With Children Clinic

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville FL 32202
9043568371
Nov 09

Child Support Modifications and Custody/Time-sharing/Paternity Clinic

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
126 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville FL 32202
9043568371