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Guiding You Through Complex Legal Matters

Guiding You Through Complex Legal Matters

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An Experienced Lawyer for Paternity Actions in Texas

Paternity issues are often sensitive, contentious and urgent. It is of paramount importance that a child’s father takes on his responsibilities and that mothers are not left to care for children on their own. It is also not fair for a man to be forced to provide for a child who is not his. The law provides a means of resolving these complex disputes and an experienced lawyer can help you navigate this system. At Michael B. Suffness, P.C., I am here to stand up for your rights in this critical legal matter. I handle paternity actions and other family law issues for clients in Plano and throughout surrounding areas.

Handling All Sides of Paternity Issues

I can represent you if:

  • You are a mother seeking to identify the father of your child for the purposes of obtaining child support
  • You are alleged to be the father of a child, but do not believe that is the case
  • You believe you are the father and wish to take an active role in the child’s life

If parents agree on paternity, it can be established relatively easily by filing a motion in court. If there is a dispute as to the father’s identity, the putative father may have to take a blood test to confirm that either is or is not the biological father.

What Is Best for the Child?

Once paternity is established, the child has access to support payments, life insurance, veterans benefits, information regarding genetic diseases and more. I am committed to protecting my clients’ rights and the best interests of the children at the center of paternity actions and other legal disputes.

Talk to a Lawyer Who Can Protect Your Rights

For legal help with paternity actions or any other family law matter in Texas, contact my law offices online or by telephone at 972-845-8014.