Unsure About Paternity? We Can Help Establish Fatherhood.

Knowing a child’s biological father is crucial for establishing child support, custody arrangements and inheritance rights. Our experienced family law attorneys at Kell and Quilty, PLLC, are here to guide you through the paternity process.

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping families in San Antonio and Bexar County establish paternity in a clear and efficient manner. We understand the complexities of paternity law and will work tirelessly to achieve a fair and legally sound outcome.

How Is Paternity Established In Texas?

In Texas, paternity can be established in several ways:

  • Voluntary acknowledgment: Both parents can sign a sworn statement acknowledging the father’s paternity.
  • Genetic testing: A DNA test is the most accurate method of establishing paternity.
  • Default judgment: If a presumed father fails to respond to a paternity lawsuit, the court may enter a default judgment establishing paternity.

Regardless of where you are in the journey of establishing paternity, we can give you and your family the support you need.

Who Pays For A Paternity Test?

The court usually orders the alleged father to pay for the initial paternity test. However, depending on the circumstances of the case, there may be exceptions.

Our skilled paternity lawyers can help you with:

  • Establishing paternity through voluntary acknowledgment or genetic testing
  • Calculating child support obligations
  • Negotiating child custody and visitation arrangements
  • Enforcing existing child support orders
  • Addressing inheritance rights related to paternity

Establishing paternity is crucial to securing your child’s financial and emotional well-being. At Kell and Quilty, PLLC, our paternity lawyers will work with you to determine the most effective course of action and advocate for your child’s best interests.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Our team can give you the support you need. We help families in San Antonio and across Bexar County. Schedule a consultation to discuss your specific situation and learn how we can help you protect your child’s future. Call us at 210-904-0282 or complete our online form to make an appointment.