Austin, Texas Paternity Testing Attorney
While child custody, support and visitation rights are common concerns for married parents in a divorce, these issues must also be resolved when two unmarried persons have a child together. For a single, unmarried mother as well as the father of a child born outside of a marital relationship, the issue of parentage and paternity testing is the first, and most important, step in determining child support and related legal obligations. The Morrison Law Firm represents women and men who wish to clearly define a child's parentage through an action under Texas paternity laws.
Even though the question of parentage can be easily determined through simple paternity testing, a "suit affecting parent/child relationship" (SAPCR) is emotionally charged and often complex. DNA testing lawyer Greg Morrison brings over 23 years of skilled family law representation to his clients' paternity and other family law pursuits, including extensive trial experience as the situation demands.
Common law marriage and paternity lawyer serving the Austin area, Lee County communities and others throughout neighboring Central Texas counties
Contact our law office for paternity testing and related assistance involving:
- Child support
- Visitation rights
- Fathers' rights
- Grandparents' rights
- Modification of orders
- Enforcement of orders
After valid paternity testing has established clear parentage, Texas fathers must begin sharing responsibility for a share of their child's basic needs including food, clothing, education, healthcare costs, insurance premiums and more. Although a child and mother will both benefit from the additional resources, it is important to understand that paternity judgments also grant visitation rights and potential custody to the father. Therefore, it is oftentimes the biological father who will be filing the paternity action to pursue these paternity provisions and establishing his rights to the child.
Call an experienced Texas paternity law attorney today
Timing is critical as each passing day means you and your child do not receive the financial support or time together that can make a big difference in your lives. Contact our Austin, Texas, office for paternity testing and other family law matters. Please call the Morrison Law Firm at 512-328-3030 to schedule an appointment today.