The legal term for fatherhood in Texas is Paternity. If there is a question as to who the father of a child is, the case is usually called a paternity case, or SAPCR Establishment case. Paternity cases in Texas are often combined with a Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR) Establishment case. Establishing paternity can be beneficial for all parties involved.

By establishing paternity:

  • Mothers can receive child support
  • Fathers can have a relationship with their child by exercising their custody and visitation rights
  • Both parents can share the responsibilities and costs of raising their child

Speak with an Austin Family and Divorce Lawyer

We talk with our clients about their goals and various options in family and divorce cases. Our first goal is to collaborate and resolve things without courtroom battles, if possible, where amicable resolution is best for you or your children. Based in Austin, our family law attorneys practice primarily in Travis County, Texas. For more information, contact Deitchle + Simone.