Handling Paternity Issues For Texas Parents

When questions of paternity arise, the well-being of a child may be at stake. Establishing paternity can be a crucial factor in laying the groundwork for an appropriate parenting plan, including a child custody arrangement that involves the father, along with a proper child support schedule.

At Isaacson Law, PLLC, we help mothers and fathers in Rockwall and Plano establish paternity to protect the best interests of children.

To schedule a consultation regarding your paternity concerns, contact us today. We are here to help.

How Is Paternity Established In Texas?

In Texas, establishing paternity can be a voluntary or an involuntary matter:

  • If both parties agree that the man is the biological father, they can both voluntarily sign an "Acknowledgment of Paternity." Often, this document is signed at the hospital after the child is born, but the acknowledgment can also be signed at a later time.
  • If there is dispute over whether the man is the father, paternity can be involuntarily established through a court order. If either party denies paternity, a DNA test may be ordered by the court.

Whether you are a mother or a father seeking to establish paternity, it is best to have an experienced family law attorney on your side to protect your rights and interests and those of your child.

Likewise, if you are denying a paternity claim, seek legal counsel from a family lawyer who is experienced in these matters.

Contact Isaacson Law, PLLC

Arrange a consultation with our founding attorney, Pamela Isaacson, to discuss your situation. Call 214-865-7537 or send us an email. Our firm provides advice and representation to clients throughout Rockwall, Collin and Dallas counties.