When it comes to paternity, it’s wise to gather as much information as you possibly can so that you understand the ins and outs of the legal system in Texas. We pride ourselves on our ability to answer the pressing questions that our clients have, helping them navigate through the case from beginning to end. Questions you may want to ask include the following:
1. Can a person who is not the biological father to a child become the child’s legal father?
2. What types of tests are used to determine who a child’s father is, and how accurate are these tests? Is DNA testing always used?
3. What is the difference between an acknowledged father and a presumed father?
4. What types of information are used when someone is presumed to be a child’s father, before a paternity test has been carried out?
5. When someone who is not the biological father wants to be recognized as the equitable father, does the child have a say in the matter? What type of relationship do the child and the man need to have to declare him the equitable father?
6. What are the advantages to finding out who the paternal father is? How are the father’s rights going to change when this determination is made? How might the child’s rights change?
7. How does the establishment of paternity impact other legal cases, such as a claim for child support payments?
To find the answers to these questions and many, many more, we encourage you to both check out our site and contact us at your earliest convenience.