Paternity

A DNA paternity test establishes the natural and legal father of a child who is born when the parents are not married. Through a paternity action, the court gives the child's biological father the rights (such as custody and visitation rights) and duties (such as financial support and health care) of a parent.

Plano Complex Property Division Attorneys — Experienced, Practical, Responsive Service

At Short Law Firm, PC, we offer many years of focused family law experience and responsive service to our clients. If you have a child outside marriage and need assistance in establishing child support for the child, or an order outlining custody and visitation rights, we can assist you in a paternity action. Our clients appreciate our positive, helpful and energetic approach in helping them through a difficult time. Contact a Plano paternity test attorney at our firm today.

If the parties can come to an agreement regarding the father's rights and obligations, our Texas paternity test lawyers can draft a detailed paternity agreement. We do all we can to ensure the process moves as efficiently as possible. If the parents cannot agree on the issues, we can seek assistance from the court in a paternity court action. Texas attorney J. Kyle Short, himself a certified family mediator, encourages clients first to try negotiation and mediation to resolve the dispute. If the parties cannot come to an agreement, we will go to trial as a last resort. Although we can offer aggressive representation, we remain sensitive to the unique issues that determine how each case is handled.

Fathers are important to all children, for reasons both practical and emotional. Contact us today to discuss your rights regarding a paternity test, child support, visitation rights or other parental rights.