DNA Paternity Testing

Paternity is an issue that may arise in any proceeding concerning child custody or child support, including divorce cases. However the issue arises, it is vital to have a knowledgeable Texas paternity attorney on your side in DNA paternity testing matters. We can help you understand and protect your rights in cases involving paternity disputes.

At Laura Dale & Associates, P.C., our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience in contentious family law cases. We understand Texas law and the court system that will decide your paternity issue. We can guide you through the process from beginning to end. Schedule a consultation to discuss your paternity questions today.

Genetic Testing Is Now Widely Accepted

Many cases involving paternity testing arise when a mother seeks child support for children born out of wedlock. If the man alleged to be the father disputes the claim, the court may order genetic testing to establish the child's parentage. Genetic testing is now generally accepted as the way to determine whether someone is the biological father of a child in Texas.

That does not mean that mistakes are never made. DNA paternity tests must be performed properly in an accredited lab. A man who is identified as the father by one test can rebut that finding by producing another genetic test that excludes him as the father or identifies another man as the possible father.

The Impact Of Paternity Testing

At our firm, we handle a wide range of family law issues. Once paternity testing is complete, we can assist you in disputes over child custody, visitation and child support. We are dedicated to helping our clients work through the difficult and emotional issues facing them. Contact us today to discuss your DNA paternity testing concerns.