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Assisting Clients With paternity Matters in Denton County
Paternity is a process to determine who the legal father of the child is. As a legal father, that individual will have certain rights, such as the right to set residency of the child, seek possession, access, or visitation with them, the right to assist in raising the child, the right to assist in supporting the child, and more.
Whether you are a mother seeking to establish paternity of your child or an alleged father seeking to establish yourself as a child’s biological parent, the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II P.C. can help. Our Denton paternity lawyers can walk you through the process of establishing paternity and help you understand the rights and responsibilities you will have as a parent. Our firm has decades of collective experience and can handle everything from simple, amicable cases to complex, contentious cases. We serve clients in Collin County and throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
Why Establish Paternity?
It is important to establish paternity for the child’s emotional and financial well-being. When paternity is established, the father will be able to exercise his right to be part of the child’s life and will be expected to support the child emotionally and financially.
It’s important to establish paternity so that if anything were to happen to one parent, the child has another parent to look to for support. Often, this is a major factor for the whole extended family, including grandparents.
It enables the child to inherit through both parents upon the death of that parent. If you are the biological father but not the legal father, that child may not inherit through your estate.
When an unmarried couple has a child, the mother’s name is the only one recorded on the birth certificate. If both parents agree, the father’s name can be added, but it will not automatically be added unless the couple is married.
How Long Does a Father Have to Establish Paternity in Texas?
Some states require that a paternity claim be filed within a certain timeframe after the child is born. However, in Texas, a paternity suit can be filed at any time, even after the child becomes an adult.
In the case that there is a presumed father at the time of the child’s birth, then a paternity claim must be filed within four years. The two exceptions to this are:
- The presumed biological father did not live with the mother or have sexual relations with the mother around the time of the child’s conception.
- The presumed biological father was falsely led to believe he was the father.
Contact Our Paternity Lawyer in Denton Today
If you are not sure about paternity or have more questions about the process, our team is happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. We have served clients for more than 60 collective years and are passionate about providing personal service that fits each client’s unique needs.
Contact the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C. today to get started with our Denton paternity attorney.
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