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Good Morning,I am a Florida licensed attorney. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am happy to assist you with your questions this morning.First congratulations on the birth of yor daughter. Since you did sign the birth certificate, your daughters paternity has been established and you are entitled obtain custody/visitation of your child.You will need to petition the court to establish a parenting plan. If you are able to work a parenting plan out with the mother, you may complete the form and file it with the court in the county where your child resides. If you are unable to reach an agreement, you will need to petition the court to establish a parenting plan. Here is a sample parenting plan for your review:http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/forms_rules/995a.pdfI would be glad to continue our conversation and respond to any follow-up questions that you may have.
By reaching an agreement on the parenting plan, does this also cover child support? Is child support mandatory if we decide to share custody?