Introduction to Houston Paternity matters, including Houston Paternity Disputes

Information provided by Houston paternity lawyer John K. Grubb

Photo of Court RoomA paternity lawsuit, or parentage suit, is filed in order to determine the biological father or mother of a child. It is most frequently used when seeking child support. Paternity lawsuits usually occur when there is a disagreement regarding the parentage of a child.

Under Texas law, those who may seek a paternity lawsuit are:

  • The mother of the child
  • The presumed father of the child
  • The child, if placed for adoption
  • An adoption agency
  • A government agency
  • The intended parent in an approved gestational agreement

When an involved party contests paternity, a DNA test may be ordered to establish biological paternity. This is when the DNA of the child is compared to either alleged parent to determine if they are similar.

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The laws regarding Texas paternity have undergone recent changes in order to keep up with changing family structures. Regardless, the basic role of Texas paternity law is to both protect the child and to promote what is best for the child.

There are various reasons and situations in which paternity may be sought or contested. The lawyers of John K. Grubb & Associates are sensitive to the personal and emotional needs of those involved in paternity suits.

If you are involved in a Houston paternity lawsuit, or need to speak with Houston family lawyers regarding any questions or concerns, contact one of our Houston paternity lawyers at John K. Grubb & Associates. Our helpful associates are here to help you through the process.

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