Effectively Resolving Questions Of Paternity

I am family lawyer Bruce C. Zivley. I help parents seeking to establish parentage of their children. Most of those clients are people who were not married at the time of their child's birth. They seek paternity to better allocate the rights and responsibilities associated with being a parent, like paying child support or arranging child custody and visitation.

Board Certified Family Law Attorney

As an experienced family law attorney, I have achieved a great deal of success in helping individuals with paternity matters. I have been practicing family law for 30 years, and I am board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Using my in-depth knowledge of Texas paternity law, I can help you understand how a paternity action may affect you whether you are the child's father or mother.

Establishing Paternity

Texas paternity law affects different families in different ways. In Texas, the father's name on the birth certificate doesn't establish paternity by itself if the parents aren't married. The court considers other evidence when establishing paternity, like the results of paternity testing (DNA testing).

Rights And Responsibilities

Once paternity is established, both parents will be responsible for contributing to the well-being of the child. This can include things like paying child support and health care expenses. The noncustodial parent will have a right to regular visitation with the child, including holiday and weekend visits.

Paternity Attorney Serving Houston And The Surrounding Areas

When questions of paternity and related issues need to be resolved, turn to Bruce C. Zivley, Attorney at Law, for representation you can trust. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 281-506-0047 or toll free at 888-837-2157, orcontact my office online.

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