Experienced Professionals Leading You Through the Maze of Your Family Law Matter

Austin Paternity Lawyer

Family Law Attorney Serving the Travis & Williamson Communities

Establishing paternity refers to the legal determination of parentage. Confirming the father of a child is a crucial step that will impact the child’s life for years to come. At Sheridan Barrett Coble and Andrae, PLLC, we understand that matters concerning your children are near to your heart and can make for incredibly stressful and overwhelming legal proceedings. If you need support and representation for a paternity case in Texas, turn to the Austin family lawyers with over 94 years of combined experience.

The Austin family law attorneys at our firm are ready to lead you through the maze of your family law matter. Call today at (512) 598-4228.

Opportunities to Establish Paternity

When a child is born to a woman who is married, the assumed legal father of the child is her husband. If a child is born to unwed parents, the man can fill out a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form to legally claim that he is the biological father of the child without the need for court involvement.

However, if both individuals are not cooperating, there are several parties who have the right to request an order on paternity such as:

  • The mother of the child
  • The man claiming to be the biological father of the child
  • The man alleged to be the father of the child
  • At a certain age, the child
  • A governmental agency

When the Court Becomes Involved

If there is a dispute over parentage, the Texas court will most likely order blood tests. Typically, the costs of these tests are shared by both parties. If the tests reveal that the named individual is not the parent, the case is dismissed.

If paternity is established, however, the court will then make decisions concerning:

  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Visitation

Helping You Protect Your Rights

Whether you are a mother trying to secure the child support you need to provide for the future, or a father fighting for the right to have a role in your child’s life, we are ready to walk you through this family law matter. Even if the child in question is not yet born, we encourage you to come in and discuss your rights and options as soon as possible.

Don’t wait. Speak to an Austin family law attorney about your case today.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  • Full Service Family Law Firm

    We have the expertise in these areas to help you resolve your family law issues.

  • Experienced Attorneys

    Our attorneys have over 94 years of combined legal experience.

  • Board Certified

    Our Partners are all Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Committed to Giving Back

    Our firm is involved with giving back to the legal profession and the community.