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How can my husband and I get custody of a child he had with another woman?

If you want this child regardless of whether he is your husband’s biological father, then a paternity petition must be filed asking to find that he is the legal father of this child. If he wants confirmation of being the father, he can request in the paternity petition for a DNA test. Once the paternity petition is filed he can obtain legal rights and/or responsibilities for this child, including time sharing.

Author Bio

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara is the founder and owner of Vasquez de Lara Law Group, a Miami family law firm. With over 18 years of experience in family law, she has zealously represented clients in various legal matters, including divorces, child support, child custody, alimony, and other family law cases.

Vanessa received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002 and is a member of the Florida Bar Association. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named to the 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars and the 2016-2023 Super Lawyers list.

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