Dallas Paternity Lawyers

Protecting the Rights of Unmarried Parents

When a child is born outside of marriage, paternity needs to be legally established in order for certain rights to be observed, such as the right of the mother to seek child support and the right of the father to seek child custody or visitation arrangements.

When you turn to the law firm of Palmer & Manuel to assist with a paternity action, you are turning to a team of attorneys with decades of experience handling these matters for people in Dallas and throughout Texas. Providing results is what we do and we have a long record of doing it right.

Acknowledgement of Paternity

Even if there is no dispute and both parties are in agreement, there is still a legal process that needs to be used to establish paternity. This process is called acknowledgement of paternity. An acknowledgement must be handled by someone who is qualified to handle them. We have experienced family law attorneys in our office, which means that this can be handled for you without any visits to court. It's simply a matter of paperwork.

Paternity Disputes

When there is a paternity dispute, issues can become complex. Frequently, paternity testing (also referred to as DNA testing) is necessary.

Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you achieve the outcome you desire. We have the ability and desire to go to court if that is what it takes.

The Next Step

Establishing paternity creates a legal relationship. Next, agreements need to be reached or court orders obtained regarding child custody and visitation, as well as child support. We will take great care in analyzing your needs and helping you take the appropriate next steps.

Learn More About Our Commitment to Providing Paternity Solutions

Call us at 214-242-6444 or contact us online.

Our family law attorneys offer convenient office hours, flexible appointment times and reasonable fees. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.