In Texas, if the parents of a child are not married to each other when the child is born, the child has no legal father until paternity is established. There may even be some concerns about who is the actual father of the child. Since the question of paternity likely has future implications, it is very important that paternity be established early.
Besides determining the biological father, several other issues must be resolved, including setting child support and resolving custody disputes that could arise after paternity is determined. Once paternity is established, the father’s name will be placed on the child’s birth certificate and the father will gain certain rights to the child. The attorneys at Travers & Travers understand and are experienced in resolving paternity matters so your child will be protected.
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Our family of attorneys is ready to help your family with establishing or resolving paternity issues in your case. Please call our office at 281-492-2166 to make an appointment or use our online form.