Paternity Lawyers Serving Denton and Collin County
We Can Help Protect Your Rights – Call Us Today!
Whether you are a parent facing a custody battle over your children, or
have a paternity dispute relating to child support, our team can be your
legal advocate. At CokerLegal, we have more than 70 years of combined
experience that we will put to work for you.
The first step to protecting your rights and enforcing responsibilities
as a father is to establish that the child is actually yours. As all parents
are legally responsible for the well-being of their children, once paternity
has been established, child support may be required and enforced. There
are many ways to determine paternity, but the following three methods
are typically the most common:
- Legally, the man married to a woman at the time of childbirth is considered
to be the father of that child
- An unwed man can voluntarily proclaim paternity of the child
- The mother or government can file a petition to have paternity tested
Fight for Custody of Your Children
The law has come a long way when it comes to considering the rights of
both parents, where it once highly favored the mother. As a father, you
do have rights to your children that should be protected and upheld when
determining custody arrangements. Presently, a judge’s primary concern
is the best interests of the child. Typically, in order to deny a father’s
custody rights, a mother would have to prove that his behavior, lifestyle,
or living situation threatens the emotional, financial, or physical well-being
of his child.
Start With a Phone Call: (888) 570-7899
Take the first step toward establishing your rights and give our board
certified family law attorneys a call. We will sit down with you to discuss
your options in an initial consultation and help you determine your rights
and take legal action to enforce them.
Contact us today; we promptly return all phone calls.