Whether you are an expectant mother or the mother of a newborn and want to pursue child support from the father, a man who wants to contest the paternity of a child, a man who needs to establish paternity in Houston, Texas as a means to secure child custody, support, and/or visitation of a child, or one of many other paternity situations, it is wise to seek legal advice and representation from an experienced Houston, Texas family law attorney such as Deborah L.Thompson, Attorney at Law.

Texas Paternity Law

If a child is born in the state of Texas and the parents are not married, the child has no legal father. This is not to say that the child has no biological father, but the legality of fatherhood outside of marriage must be established through the Acknowledgment of Paternity form.

When the Acknowledgement of Paternity form is signed by both parents and filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics, the biological father automatically becomes the legal father as well. If one of the parents does not want to sign the form, the other parent should discuss ways of and reasons for establishing paternity in Houston, Texas with a skilled family law attorney.

Talk to Our Family Law Attorney

Depending on your unique circumstances, Deborah L.Thompson, Attorney at Law can guide you through the Houston, Texas paternity establishment process and explain to you how paternity may affect your life as well as the life of your child. When paternity is definitively determined, many legal and cultural opportunities open including:

  • Child support orders
  • Visitation rights
  • Child custody determinations
  • Health insurance provision
  • Monetary payments from governments programs (Social Security, veteran’s benefits, health care, etc.)
  • Genetic testing for inherited diseases and disorders

With Deborah L.Thompson, Attorney at Law by your side, you can rely on her experience, passion for the law, persistence, perseverance, and aggressive representation to help you establish paternity for your child. Contact Attorney Deborah Thompson for the legal advice you need for your family law case.

Call 713-532-6272 today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Houston, TX family law attorney!