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Although progress has been made, many courts may still side with the mother in any dispute involving children. Unfortunately, this is often not what is in the best interests of the child, nor does it encourage a healthy relationship with a father.
With Blanchard & Thomas on your side, you can pursue your rights as a father and fight to be a positive and present influence in your children’s lives. We are backed by years of experience and are equipped to handle even the most complex father’s rights cases. As a small firm, we are able to devote significant personal attention to your case and will always prioritize your needs.
Although the simplest way to determine if a man is considered to be a father is if he was married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth, these situations can get much more complex. There are many ways that you can be considered a father and it’s important to discuss your options with a Texas family law attorney to see what might apply to your situation.
You are considered a father if one of the following is true:
Once paternity is established, you are afforded certain rights in the raising and upbringing of your child or children.
The following outlines some basic father’s rights:
As a father, you are legally responsible for the well-being of the child. Part of fulfilling these obligations can include supporting the child even if you and the child’s mother are not in a relationship.