Establishing Paternity

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Establishing paternity is important because having legal proof of a biological father can be beneficial to an entire family. Texas Family Code governs all laws pertaining to obtaining and establishing paternity, and a petition to grant an action for determining paternity can be filed by a mother, father or court system. When paternity is established, the father will have parental rights and access to the child as well as be required to pay child support. If you need to establish paternity on a birth certificate, it is important that you work with the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan right away. As your Rockwall family law attorney, I can help you secure a quick resolution to your paternity case.

Once paternity has been determined, the father may be required to pay into the child support system and provide for the child or children he produced. Paternity can be determined a few ways, all of which are simple and can be accomplished at a medical facility or by using a home DNA kit. Blood tests are most accurate, but saliva swabs are a commonly used in many tests. If the test shows that there is at least a 99% match between the father and child, paternity can be legally established. For individuals who are seeking to protect their rights as a father and to obtain custody or visitation of their child, contact my firm today to review the legal process you will need to complete.

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Unlike married couples, where the husband is automatically presumed the father, unwed individuals need to establish paternity on a child's birth certificate. The couple can work in conjunction with each other to determine paternity or a court may order that a DNA test be performed. Regardless of the situation that you find yourself in, if you are facing a paternity concern, do not hesitate to contact my firm today. I am proud to offer free 30-minute case evaluations to all potential clients in the Rockwall and Kaufman areas. Establish paternity for your child today! Contact the Law Offices of J. Cameron Cowan as soon as possible to speak with a paternity lawyer in Rockwall, TX.

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