Deer Park Paternity Lawyer
Information on Paternity Actions
A paternity action is a court-ordered DNA test to establish who the biological
father of a particular child is. When paternity is established, the father
will be held responsible for certain aspects of the child's care,
usually requiring them to contribute a
child support payment every month. However, paternity actions can be pursued for many
reasons. If you are considering a paternity action to establish the paternity
of your child, contact a Deer Park divorce attorney form our firm today.
In many cases, a mother seeks a paternity action to prove that a certain
individual is the father of her child. If the test establishes that this
individual is indeed the father, he will then be held responsible for
child support, and if he wants, can seek
visitation or even
custody of the child, depending upon the circumstances. In some cases, the mother
may seek an action to prove that the assumed father (paternity is assumed
if they couple is married when the child is born) is not actually the
father. This can allow someone else to adopt the child, if the mother
so chooses. A man may seek paternity to either prove or disprove his paternity
of a child, so that he can seek custody and visitation, or else renounce
responsibility of the child.
Paternity Lawyer in Deer Park
Whatever the reasons are for seeking a paternity action, Slate & Associates,
Attorneys at Law can help you through this case. Paternity cases are very
sensitive, particularly if the child is aware of what is going on. We
handle all of our cases with the utmost compassion and discretion and
will do our best to help you and your family through this difficult time.
After paternity is established, we can help you seek child support, child
custody or visitation, or conversely, seek to have all court orders against
Contact a Deer Park paternity attorney
from our firm today if you are considering seeking a paternity action.