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Conroe Paternity Lawyer

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Paternity testPaternity laws can be difficult to understand, and without the representation of an experienced Conroe paternity lawyer, you may find yourself facing problems navigating the complex laws and regulations pertaining to parentage on your own. Establishing biological paternity can be beneficial to all parties involved, including the mother, child, and the father. When you choose to work with the Law Office of Denise Norman, we will take immediate action to help you establish parentage and file all necessary legal documentation in a timely manner. We work with clients throughout Conroe, Montgomery County, and the surrounding communities.

Call (936) 213-8088 today to talk to Conroe paternity attorney Denise Norman. We offer a consultation to discuss your paternity needs.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Did you know that child support is not automatically granted to mothers if a biological father is not listed on a child’s birth certificate? Courts cannot order a father to pay any support without validation that the child in question is his, and establishing paternity can ensure that mothers are able to receive support for the rearing of a child.

Likewise, fathers establishing paternity can be granted visitation with their children and be allowed to have a legal say in how a child is raised. If paternity is not established, a man will not necessarily have a right to his child’s rearing.

Paternity can be established through a court order, by:

  • Name changes on official documentation such as birth certificates and adoption certificates
  • Genetic testing through a court-recognized testing facility

Can a Mother Refuse a Paternity Test in Texas?

No, a mother cannot refuse a paternity test in Texas, for there is no good reason to do so. However, generally speaking, an alleged father can be held in contempt of court if he refuses to take a paternity test. In addition, refusing a paternity test is a crime that carries hefty fines and possible jail time.

How Long Do You Have to Prove Paternity in TX

There is no statute of limitations to bring a suit to determine paternity, meaning the suit can be brought even after the child is an adult. Tex. Fam. Code § 160.606.

On Motion of the mother, father, child, or entity bringing suit for paternity, the court can order that the child and “father” submit to genetic testing. Tex. Fam. Code § 160.502.

Call Our Paternity Lawyer in Conroe, TX

Fatherhood is an important thing, and establishing paternity can be highly beneficial. At the Law Office of Denise Norman, we stand ready to help our clients determine legal paternity and enforce custody and child support as necessary.

If you have been seeking genetic verification of paternity, or if you are looking to receive a back-owed child support payment, call us at (936) 246-2020.

A Trusted Name for Family Law Guidance

Why Turn to The Law Office of Denise Norman?
  • Getting Families Through Hard Times

    We established our firm to make compassionate legal counsel available and accessible to all families throughout the
    Conroe community.

  • Treating Our Clients Like Our Loved Ones

    Attorney Denise Norman and our courteous legal staff are committed to treating you with the care that you would treat your
    loved ones.

  • A Transparent Approach to Family Law

    Truth and honesty lead to more results than telling you what you just want to hear. Our priority is steering our clients in the
    right direction.

  • Confidential Initial Case Evaluation

    Our firm has your best interests in mind. To ensure that you are headed in the right direction, we take the time to advise you on
    your options.