Get Expert Legal Guidance for Issues of Parentage
When it is unclear who the biological father of a child is, or when parentage is called into question, genetic testing and other processes are often necessary. Navigating this situation can be confusing and challenging. If you have questions or concerns, it is important to speak with an attorney about your options.
What to Know About Determining Parentage in Texas
Understanding parentage and how it is determined can help ease the process if you find yourself in the middle of a challenging situation where parentage is being questioned.
There is certain legal paperwork that acknowledges and determines the parentage of a child. These include a Birth Certificate, an Acknowledgement of Paternity, or a Denial of Paternity.
If you sign any of the above documents or others, it is important to know what you’re signing and the long term consequences of what you’re signing. Each document has different implications and can have a life-changing impact.
There are certain procedures available during pregnancy or immediately after birth that can confirm the biological father of the child. If there is not an agreement between the mother and alleged father to pursue genetic testing, you can go to the court and have them order genetic testing during pregnancy or after the birth.
Work with a Family Law Attorney in Austin, Texas
Our staff is experienced in child custody and parentage cases and can guide you through the legal steps necessary to determine parentage. To schedule an initial strategy session, please send us an email or call 512-580-2449.