Sugar Land, TX Paternity Attorney
Helping Fathers Protect Their Parental Rights
In order to obtain child support or to establish visitation and custody rights, paternity must be established. It can be established automatically if the child is born during the course of a marriage or if a father signs an acknowledgment of paternity. If the father is unsure as to whether he is the biological parent of the child, a DNA test can be conducted. Paternity is covered under Texas Family Code, Chapter 160, and can be quite complicated to understand on your own. Let our Sugar Land paternity lawyer at Kutty Law Firm, PLLC help you navigate the process of establishing paternity. Know your rights.
Why Hire a Family Lawyer for Paternity Matters?
Establishing paternity secures a father’s rights as a parent. If two parties have a child together but are not legally married and the parties separate, it can complicate parental rights. Children have the right to receive financial support from both parents. A court cannot order an alleged father to pay child support until paternity has been established. Also if paternity is established it may be the first step to ensuring that both parents are involved in raising the child or children. Typically children thrive with both parents being involved in their lives.
A court order must establish paternity before a father can request:
- Visitation rights
A father also cannot be asked to pay child support unless paternity has been established. In addition, children are entitled to benefits, such as social security, insurance, inheritance, and veteran’s benefits, from both parents if they are available. A child might not be able to claim benefits from the father if paternity has not been established.
Meet with a Sugar Land Paternity Lawyer
If you are a father who wishes to establish paternity, it is important that you understand both your rights and responsibilities. While establishing paternity allows you to seek custody or visitation, it also means that you will be held responsible for child support.
With 20+ years of experience handling all types of family law cases, Attorney Kutty has the skills and resources required to handle your paternity case. Our team knows this type of family law matter can be quite sensitive and even emotionally draining, so we strive to make the process as stress-free as possible by keeping you informed every step of the way. You can rely on our Sugar Land paternity attorney at Kutty Law Firm, PLLC to answer your questions and address any concerns.
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