The process is fairly straightforward. Establishing paternity requires the assumed father of the child to submit to a court-ordered DNA test.
At Scott M. Brown & Associates, we understand this process is somewhat invasive, but if you have any question about who the father of your child is, it is important to consult an attorney. Our Pearland paternity lawyers have years of combined experience.
Protect your rights and best interests as soon as possible. Discover the truth about the paternity of your child. Speak with one of our lawyers today at 979-849-8526.
What Can Be Gained From A Paternity Test?
If there is any doubt, a paternity test should be strongly considered. We approach each case we take on based on the personal circumstances of each individual client we serve, and we vigorously protect our clients’ rights and interests.
If you are a father:
- A positive paternity test could mean you gain more parental rights, but it could also mean that you will be forced to pay child support if you and the mother do not live together. You could gain custody or visitation rights depending on your situation, but the child’s mother may fight your ability to see your child.
- A negative paternity test could strip you of your rights, but if child support payments have already been made, it may be difficult to stop them or get any money back.
If you are a mother:
- A positive test could give you the proof necessary to obtain child support payments from the father. Legal action could force the father to take on more responsibilities for the child.
- A negative test could get you out of an abusive relationship. Legal action could allow you to move away or relocate, or it could grant you sole custody of your child.
It is critical to take action as soon as possible. Do not let the costs of legal action dissuade you from considering your options with a professional. Not taking any legal action is often much more costly.
Scott M. Brown & Associates | Angleton DNA Testing Attorneys
Our attorneys serve clients throughout the Houston area. Contact us at 979-849-8526 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our attorneys.