When Paternity Has Not Been Legally Determined
Paternity actions are important for children born outside of marriage. Texas family law courts generally believe that children have a right to know who their parents are. At the same time, the court seeks to protect children who have known one person as their dad for years. These children could very likely be traumatized by a paternity suit. If this situation describes your family, talk to a paternity attorney for advice on how to proceed.
The recognition of paternity is an important issue to resolve in regard to child custody, child support and child visitation rights. Paternity may come into question for parents who have children out of wedlock, or who are separated at the time of birth.
Jane-Ashley McMillan represents mothers, fathers, and others who are seeking to resolve paternity-related issues in the Plano area and throughout Dallas, Denton and Collin counties. Ms. McMillan’s law practice is dedicated solely to family law. She has more than 30 years of experience practicing in the state and federal courts of Texas.
Attorney Jane-Ashley can assist you in matters such as:
- Establishing paternity
- Fathers’ rights and visitation
- Child custody and support
- Private adoptions and stepparent adoptions
Laws regarding paternity have been changing in recent years. It is important to have a lawyer who is up-to-date on new developments. Ms. McMillan, a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, is committed to keeping her legal skills and knowledge current.
Contact Jane-Ashley McMillan today for knowledgeable and compassionate representation in paternity-related concerns.