Every child deserves to have his or her father in their lives, and if you are a father who is looking to obtain custody of your child, you will have to prove paternity–a Montgomery County paternity lawyer here at the Bolton Law Firm is here to help. Contact the Bolton Law Firm today to learn more about how our legal team can assist you.
Should I Hire a Montgomery County Paternity Lawyer?
While at times, establishing paternity is very simple, there are other times where it can be quite complicated. In many cases, the services of an experienced Montgomery County paternity lawyer who can work to ensure that your rights as a father are protected are absolutely necessary. Our compassionate family lawyers are ready to assist you.
Establishing Paternity in Texas
As a father, there are two primary ways in which you can establish paternity. They are as follows:
- Having your name signed on the birth certificate of your child at the time of his or her birth.
- Filing a notice of intent to claim paternity with the Texas Department of State Health Services. In this case, as long as the child’s mother approves, you should be granted legal paternity of your child. However, if the child’s mother rejects your request, then there is a very good chance that you will have to attend a session in court where you must prove that you are the child’s father.
You should also note that there are a variety of other ways to claim paternity and circumstances that may warrant you claiming paternity. For example, if you are not a child’s biological father, though you are looking to establish paternity through marriage and legal guardianship, you will have to hire an experienced attorney to do so. Our firm has helped countless fathers establish paternity in various situations, and we are ready to assist you in any way we can.
Contact a Montgomery County Paternity Lawyer
As a father, you want to be part of your child’s life, however, this can be impossible if you have not established paternity. Without paternity, you will not have a say in any matters regarding your child’s life and may not have access to parenting time. This can be incredibly challenging for both children and their fathers, which is why no matter your case, our firm is here to help you through every step of the process ahead. Contact the Bolton Law Firm, PC today to schedule your initial consultation.