Paternity suits are used to legally pronounce who a child’s father is, which can then bring about issues of custody, parental rights, visitation, and support. Without establishing paternity, these issues will not be addressed by Texas courts.
These suits can be brought by father’s who want to receive parental rights and visitation with their child. They can be brought by mothers who seek the support needed to care for their children. And sometimes there is a need to defend against false accusations of paternity.
There are two primary ways to establish paternity, through court-ordered DNA testing or through an acknowledgment of paternity when non-married biological voluntarily establish paternity through an entity such as the Attorney General.
The Southlake paternity lawyers at Mims Ballew Hollingsworth | Family Law are here to help mothers and fathers with proving paternity to establish parental rights and relationships between children and their biological parents, to establish paternity necessary to obtain child support, and to defend against frivolous claims for child support.
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