FAQs About Paternity Law In Texas

Prince Contreras PLLC is a San Antonio law firm offering assistance to both mothers and fathers facing issues involving paternity, such as adoption and child support.

How Can I Establish Paternity?

In Texas, paternity can be established by both parties signing a legal document called an acknowledgement of paternity. The document is then on record with the county registrar's office.

However, there are situations where a court order for a DNA test is necessary to establish paternity. Prince Contreras PLLC can guide you through the process and take the time to help you understand your legal options.

Why Is It Important To Establish Paternity?

Beyond the emotional and medical advantages to a child of establishing paternity, it is also important for his or her financial well-being. The courts can enforce child support orders when individuals legally document paternity. Your child deserves the support of all of the resources available.

In addition, the legal father has the right to visitation with his child.

What Is The Texas Paternity Registry?

An often unknown piece of the law in Texas is a paternity registry. If a biological or presumed father does not legally register, the court could terminate his parental rights. A notice of intent to claim paternity is filed with the registrar in situations where the mother will not sign an acknowledgement of paternity.

Get More Answers From The Attorneys At Prince Contreras PLLC

Contact Prince Contreras PLLC at 210-899-4953 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers and find out how we can help you with your family law matter. You also may contact us by email.

We offer after-hours or weekend appointments by requests and accept credit cards. Our law firm serves individuals in Bexar County and the surrounding areas of Texas.