Establishing Paternity In Houston

When a baby is born out of wedlock, many fathers opt to acknowledge paternity by signing an acknowledgement form. Paternity essentially establishes the biological relationship between the father and child and triggers an obligation to provide financial support.

However, this doesn't always happen. In some instances, the father and mother will enter into a private, informal agreement regarding paternity, but problems can arise when arguments surface regarding support or visitation rights and obligations between the parties.

Establishing paternity through legal means can help legitimately determine the binding rights and obligations of both parents.

Paternity can be established by going through the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) process or through a court order with the assistance of a licensed attorney knowledgeable in this area.

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If you need assistance with the paternity process, The Eastland Firm can help. Attorney Gardner Eastland has helped mothers and fathers in and around the Houston, Texas, area with DNA collection and other aspects of the process.

He has over a decade of legal experience and has been recognized by peers in the community. He was voted one of Houston's "Top Lawyers for the People" by H Texas magazine.

Whether there are disagreements over a child custody or visitation arrangement or a man is unsure about whether he is the parent of a child, The Eastland Firm can help.

Along with paternity matters, the firm represents individuals with other family law issues such as divorce, property distribution and marital agreements.

Call 713-364-0746 to talk with an attorney. You can also fill out our online form.