Establishing Paternity

When it comes to paternity and parentage issues, no matter what side of the issue you are on, you will benefit from working with a lawyer who has handled every side of the dispute. At The Powell Law Firm, our attorneys have represented fathers seeking custody rights, those contesting a claim of paternity, and mothers seeking to establish paternity in order to receive necessary child support. We realize that these are sensitive areas, and our experience allows us to represent our clients with the utmost professionalism and understanding.


Texas laws make certain presumptions regarding parentage. For example, a man will be presumed to be the father of a child born during a marriage. Laws also enable men to voluntarily claim paternity of a child; the man and the child's mother can sign an acknowledgment of paternity that establishes that the man is the child's father. In other cases, a man presumed to be the father to a child can sign a denial of paternity if another man has signed a voluntary declaration of paternity.

Family law rules become more complicated when either parent challenges a claim of paternity. In many cases, genetic testing can be required in order to determine to whom a child belongs. These complications require a lawyer who is experienced in handling paternity disputes in order to get clients the rights they are seeking.

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Paternity and parentage disputes are among the most hotly contested and emotionally fraught areas of family law. The Powell Law Firm is well-experienced fighting for mothers' and fathers' rights to be a part of their children's lives and provide for them. Contact our Pearland paternity attorneys if you are involved in a parentage dispute. Send us an email or call 281-747-6346 to set up your consultation today