Paternity Suits in Houston, TX
Do you need legal assistance in establishing paternity? Whether you are a father seeking parental rights or a mother seeking to collect child support,
filing a petition for paternity may be necessary in cases where the identity of the father is unclear. The family law offices of Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C. can help you with the legal process of filing a paternity suit and establishing paternity in the Houston area.
What is a Paternity Suit?
Sometimes, the identity of a child’s father is called into question and must be legally established. This may occur in
a situation of marital infidelity, or when a mother has had contact with multiple potential fathers. In these cases, it may become necessary to file a paternity suit to establish legal paternity and establish the father’s rights and responsibilities.
When a petition for paternity is filed, the other party affected by it has the option of accepting the claim or of challenging it; if the claim is challenged, a paternity test to compare the alleged father’s DNA with the child’s may be ordered.
Experienced Family Law Attorney
The family law attorney at Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C. can help you navigate the legal process of establishing paternity. Whether you have questions about what to expect, need assistance in filing a petition or have recently received a petition and don’t know what to do next, we can help.
Contact us today to learn more about paternity suits and other family law issues that may affect you, or to schedule a consultation with our attorney.