Beaumont Paternity Lawyers
Who Is Responsible for Issues Related to Your Child?
Paternity disputes can be extremely complex and lengthily if not handled
by an attorney who understands the Texas legal system and paternity law.
At Shelander Law Offices, our Beaumont family lawyers have more than 40
years of experience ligating paternity cases.
- We provide representation and advice in cases involving:
- Child support disputes
- Acknowledgement of paternity
- DNA testing
Dedicated Representation for Your Case
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in these cases is trying to handle
this situation without the aid of an attorney. If you are requesting child
support from the father of your child, you need to have a legal contract
in place. Similarly, if you are being asked to take a paternity test,
a lawyer can also help.
Relying upon on a verbal agreement between you and your previous partner
is irresponsible as they can terminate their support at any time without
Initiating a Paternity Test
In the state of Texas, either the mother or the father of a child can initiate
a paternity test before the child is born.
- A paternity test can also be initiated:
- Shortly after a couple ends their relationship
- Months or years following the termination of a relationship
- Following a dispute of child support or parental rights
Fatherhood & Paternity Cases
If you are a father who wants to be a part of your child’s life and
was not married to your child’s mother, you may need to initiate
a paternity test to establish your custodial rights. Without a paternity
test, your paternal rights may be in in jeopardy.
In contrast, if your previous partner is trying to pressure you into providing
child support and you do not believe you are the father of the child,
then you should immediately retain legal representation to avoid an unjust verdict.
For questions regarding paternity law, or to set up a
free consultation, contact us at 409.299.8504 today!