El Paso Paternity Lawyer
Experienced Attorney Helping You Establish Paternity in Texas
When a child is born to a married couple, the law automatically recognizes the husband as the father. However, when a child is born to an unmarried couple, the father is not automatically recognized. In these cases, the father must establish paternity to gain legal rights to the child.
At Hall Law, we understand the importance of establishing paternity. Our El Paso paternity attorney can help you navigate the process and ensure your rights are protected.
How to Establish Paternity in Texas
There are several ways to establish paternity in Texas. The easiest way is for both parents to sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form. This form is available at the hospital when the child is born or at the Texas Vital Statistics Unit. If the parents are not married, the father's name will not be on the birth certificate until the AOP is signed.
Other ways to establish paternity include:
- Getting a court order
- Having a DNA test
If the mother is married to someone other than the biological father, the husband is presumed to be the father. In this case, the biological father must get a court order to establish paternity.
Once paternity is established, the father has the right to:
- Seek custody or visitation
- Have a say in the child's education, medical care, and other important decisions
- Be notified if the child is put up for adoption
- Seek child support
Establishing paternity also gives the child the right to inherit from the father and receive benefits such as Social Security, health insurance, and veteran's benefits.
How Our El Paso Paternity Attorney Can Help
At Hall Law, we can help you establish paternity and protect your rights as a father. Our El Paso paternity lawyer can guide you through the process and ensure your interests are represented. We understand the importance of establishing paternity and can help you take the necessary steps to do so.
Our paternity attorney in El Paso can help you:
- File the necessary paperwork
- Represent you in court
- Help you understand your rights and options
- Answer your questions and address your concerns
Our team is committed to providing you with the personalized legal solutions you need. We will work with you to understand your situation and develop a legal strategy that meets your needs.
Our El Paso Paternity Attorney Can Help
If you need help establishing paternity, our El Paso paternity lawyer can help. We have extensive experience and a deep understanding of this area of law. Our team can guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected.
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