Advocate For Unmarried Parents
With the number of unmarried couples with children on the rise, unmarried parents should be aware of their rights when it comes to raising the children. This includes the rights to custody, child support and visitation.
Regardless of the circumstances of the case, the attorneys at Patricia L. Brown & Associates, in Round Rock, provide compassionate representation for all of its clientele. We have been providing all manner of family law representation for our Texas clientele since 1997. We can help to put together parenting plans for unmarried couples. When necessary, we can litigate your case to have binding court orders in place protecting your legal rights as a parent.
Issues That Unmarried Parents Can Face
There are a number of legal issues unmarried parents may face when it comes to raising their children. This can include:
- Establishment and enforcement of child custody and visitation orders
- Through child support orders, establishing that both parents are financially contributing to the support of the child
- Establishing paternity
- Dealing with issues when a child relocates or even moves out of state
Our lawyers will advise you concerning your rights pertaining to each of these issues, and we will provide you a straightforward assessment concerning the likelihood for success.
Helping Establish Paternity
While unmarried parents have the same rights when it comes to their children as do married parents, it may first be necessary to establish paternity. A father may not be able to assert his decision-making authority without first establishing paternity. A mother may not be able to request child support or other services from the father without first establishing the child is his.
Texas courts allow for individuals to bring paternity actions to establish parentage. A paternity action is a legal proceeding establishing that a man is the father of the child. Establishing paternity means that courts will have to take into account the best interests of the child when it comes to making parenting decisions, establishing a possession schedule and determining financial responsibility.
Providing Knowledgeable Legal Guidance
Whether you are a single mother or father, we can help you understand your legal options. To set up an initial consultation and discuss your matter in detail, contact our law office by calling 512-436-0826 or toll-free at 866-369-3211.