I filed paperwork for paternity and time sharing in Escambia County Florida where my daughter was born and where I live. Her mother answered the petition and we both agree I'm the father. Is a hearing needed for paternity to be legal.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Depends on the Judge. A Final Judgment must be entered; some judges will sign a Proposed FJ if both parties will agree in writing. Others require a formal hearing with both parties in attendance. If you do not have an attorney check with the Clerk of Courts' Pro Se Coordinator.