If you are a man who is certain he is the father of a child he is being denied access to, a man concerned he may or may not be the father of a child or a mother who is seeking to prove the paternity of her child’s father, we can help.
If a father is listed on the birth certificate, signs an acknowledgement of paternity or takes a DNA test, paternity is considered established. These steps are required by the court before a formal adjudication of the father can occur, and a parent-child relationship be legally determined.
Suits Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR) are the next step and necessary to determine child support requirements, rights and conservatorship. Most courts require child support unless the parents of the child are living together. The purpose of child support is to provide for the child and his or her best interests, therefore it is typical that the court will not waive child support requirements where they are deemed appropriate.
Contact our firm today if you need help with establishing your parental rights, determination of paternity and/or determination of child support requirements.