Paternity and Parental Rights Lawyer Serving Denton, Lewisville, Sanger, Ponder, Carrollton, Corinth, Frisco, Flower Mound, Aubrey, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Little Elm, Lake Dallas, and The Colony, Texas.
When a child's paternity is at issue, it is usually because (i) the child's mother is seeking her rightful entitlement to child support, (ii) a man is seeking to disprove paternity in order to avoid supporting someone else's child, or (iii) the mother and father are in disagreement over the father's custody and visitation rights. Regardless of the reason for the dispute, if the parties attempt to go at it alone, what would otherwise be a relatively simple matter can turn into a nightmare of uncertainties, lots of questions, disagreements, and red tape.
At Helene Parker & Associates, L.L.C., Ms. Parker represent mothers, fathers, and non-fathers in parental rights disputes throughout Denton County, such as Carrollton, The Colony, Lewisville, Denton, Flower Mound, and the surrounding areas.
Paternity Lawsuits Relating to Child Support
In Texas, a child's biological father has the obligation to pay child support if he is not married to the child's mother. By the same token, a man who is not a child's biological father has no obligation to participate in that child's upbringing or pay child support.
When a child's biological father refuses to pay child support, the child's mother has the right to seek relief from the Texas courts to (i) prove paternity, and (ii) compel payment of child support. If the father refuses to take a court-ordered paternity test he can be held in contempt, resulting in possible fines and jail time – in addition to still being compelled to submit to the test.
For men seeking to disprove paternity in order to avoid paying child support, we can help you establish your case and present it to the appropriate court. If necessary, we can also assist you in obtaining a discharge from a previously-imposed child support order.
When custody (conservatorship) and visitation rights are at issue, we help fathers prove their paternity, and then fight for their desired custody and visitation rights in court. If you are a mother seeking to fight an alleged father's parental rights for any reason, we can help you in your situation as well.
Speak with a Denton County Paternity Lawyer
Paternity lawsuits have high stakes and long-term consequences for all parties involved. Ms. Parker will fight hard to help you secure your legal rights. To schedule a free consultation with a passionate and knowledgeable Denton County parental rights lawyer, contact Helene Parker & Associates, L.L.C. today.
We serve clients in Denton, Corinth, Little Elm, Sanger, Ponder, Cross Roads, Pilot Point, Oak Point, Frisco, Aubrey, Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, The Colony, and surrounding areas.