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If you’re not married but have children together, you might wonder about your legal rights. As a father, you may want a dependable schedule for spending time with your child, and a say in their education and medical decisions. As a mother, you might be concerned about giving parenting time without a court order to ensure the safety and well-being of your child.

At Toner Law Office, P.A., we understand the complexities of paternity cases and the importance of getting clarity on parenting rights and responsibilities.

A paternity case is necessary to establish the legal father of a child when the parents are not married. A court order is required to address parenting time, child support, and shared parental responsibility. Simply having the father’s name on the birth certificate is not sufficient. Establishing paternity legally is the first step toward creating a stable environment for your child.

Gena Toner, a Board-Certified Marital & Family Law attorney with over 35 years of experience, can guide you through the paternity process. She’ll help you understand what to expect, including what is reasonable in a paternity case and how to work toward your children’s best interests. Gena has the expertise to represent your interests, whether through mediation or in court.

Once paternity is legally established, you and the other parent will have a clear parenting plan, including a defined schedule and rights to make important decisions for your child. Child support can also be calculated, providing financial stability for your child’s needs.

If you’re seeking to establish or clarify paternity rights in Spring Hill, FL, or the surrounding areas, contact Toner Law Office, P.A. to schedule a consultation. We’re here to help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process. Call us at 352-592-1500 or use our contact form to request a consultation.


When we had an issue with custody for our son come up Gena just made everything so seamless and we had all the confidence we needed the day of court. I would recommend her to anyone who is going through a mess and needs a family lawyer.

Penny B.

Gena and Kathryn were amazing throughout my divorce. I didn’t want to ‘take my ex to the cleaners’ but did want to make sure I’d have a roof over my head and be able to continue to afford it. Gena made all that happen!

Caye E.

If you are looking for a knowledgeable, compassionate family/divorce attorney, you couldn't do better than Gena Toner. She handled my divorce and also one of my daughter's divorces. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

Susanne H.

Mrs.Toner has made multiple circumstances manageable for myself and family. Hands down 10 out of 10 would recommend. She treats you as if you are a part of her family and all of your concerns matter!

Christina S.

Gena and her assistant, Krystal were absolutely fabulous from day one of taking over my divorce case. I am so very thankful that I hired Gena because she worked very hard to get what I wanted out of my marriage.

Tamela H.