In Texas, the courts generally believe parents have a right to be involved in their children’s life. Similarly, a child has the right to develop a relationship with both parents. However, in certain circumstances the court may decide to protect the child’s interest in a paternity case by not allowing a parent access.
There are several important reasons to resolve the issue of paternity, including
- Child custody
- Child support
- Termination of Parental Rights
If you are a party to a paternity action, you need experienced, trusted, and expert advice to protect your rights as a parent.
Child custody refers to the possession of the child. This determines where the child will live. This is often referred to as primary conservatorship and may be ordered by the court. The other parent will typically be granted access and visitation rights, but may be required to pay child support to the custodial parent.
Child support refers to financial support of the child and not other forms of support, such as emotional, physical or spiritual support. Child support orders may include such items as day care or medical expenses and school fees.
Not Receiving the Child Support Your Child Needs
If you are not receiving the amount of child support you should be receiving, as part of a Texas divorce or paternity judgment, call us. We will advise you on the best course of action that is most likely to get the support your child needs, as quickly as possible.
Can’t Afford To Pay The Child Support You Owe
If you have lost your job or have other bills that make it impossible for you to meet your payment obligations, you may petition the court for a child support modification. We can help you file request for modification and will work hard to help you get the relief you need.
Plano Paternity Lawyers
Call 214-616-3684 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation. Our offices are located in Plano, with convenient access on and off I-75 and the George Bush tollway. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Evening and weekend and offsite appointments may be available by special arrangement.
We practice with integrity and have responsible billing policies based on a competitive fee structure. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for your convenience.