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Paternity Lawyer in Waxahachie, TX

In the eyes of the law, the issue of paternity gets complicated. From defining equitable parents to obtaining rights for stepfathers, our law office is able to represent you faithfully through a variety of paternity issues. Establishing paternity is critical for the emotional well-being of the child, father, and mother. No matter which of these parties you are, our paternity lawyer can help.


Experienced Paternity Attorney

In recent years, significant legal precedents have altered the definition of a parent, specifically a father. You do have rights, and we can defend you against any claims you believe are unfair.

Since you are fighting for yourself and your child, the best way to represent your interests in court is with the help of our experienced paternity attorney. Legal knowledge and expertise make the difference in settling paternity cases quickly and affordably. For more than 40 years, our attorney has defended all of the following kinds of cases:

  • Acknowledged Fathers
  • Presumed Fathers
  • Equitable Parents
  • Alleged Fathers
  • Stepfathers


The Paternity Lawyer Who Fights for You

You deserve the opportunity to raise your child and have him or her live a full life. Receive fair and assertive representation from our paternity lawyer. Our law office makes a point to recognize the unique needs of you and your children. As a result, we are able to empathize with your situation and devise targeted strategies that give you a fighting chance in court. From establishing paternity to proving your competence, our law firm utilizes the resources necessary to make a strong argument on your behalf. Much like a father does his best in the interests of his children, our paternity attorneys also stand for your interests and needs.


Benefits of Establishing the Lawful Paternity of a Child

Establishing the paternity of a child dramatically impacts a family, usually in a positive way. There are important reasons for seeking the truth concerning a child's paternity. The mother, father, and child benefit from this knowledge because lawful paternity defines legal roles very clearly. When you are listed as the father of a child, you have legal rights to visit or have custody of your child. On the other hand, you have a fiduciary responsibility to your child. Also, your child benefits from knowing the medical histories of his or her genetic parents. The bond you develop and the responsibilities you share with the child's mother depend on your specific situation. If you need to fight for access to your child, rely on the expertise of our firm to help you reach an agreement in court.


Paternity Lawyers Help Define Your Responsibilities

No matter your circumstances, our legal team is here to help you. A strong and responsible father figure helps instill family values and a sense of responsibility to growing children. For this reason, it is important to provide the necessary resources for the next generation. We specialize in navigating family law, with emphasis on defining the father within clear legal boundaries and responsibilities.

Simply put, you owe it to your children to be a part of their lives. Our paternity law practice empowers you to best represent the interests of your children. As part of our services, we are able to clearly define your rights and responsibilities as a father. Whether you are the biological father or have joined your spouse’s family as part of marriage or partnership, our paternity attorneys help define your legal and financial roles in a clear and concise manner.


Paternity Lawyers Ensure Your Role within the Family

Depending on your specific situation, the legal roles and expectations put upon you may differ greatly. For example, the privileges granted to an acknowledged father may differ from the responsibilities of an equitable parent. Count on our paternity lawyers to help you navigate the world of family law. We have the training, experience, and skill in the courts to represent you faithfully and fully. As a result of our litigation, your legal obligations to your children are made clear.

When you know the exact relationship with your children, you are better able to accommodate their needs. For this reason, our paternity attorneys take a comprehensive approach to your specific case. We conduct the necessary field work and research to present a solid argument to the courts. This increases the likelihood that you will be awarded the appropriate rights and responsibilities that you deserve. Of course, our team also makes a point to consider your specific concerns when regarding the intricacies of your situation. That is why we also adapt to your case to help encourage the correct and just outcome.


Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our paternity lawyer. We are convenient to clients from Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak, Ennis, and Palmer, TX.