What are my rights before the birth?

Father's rights is an important aspect of family law. Many fathers are not aware that they may have rights even though they are not married to the mothers of their unborn children. However, some states do allow for unmarried fathers to have some rights prior to the birth. Understanding what these ri...

Unmarried couples need to establish paternity

When a child is born to a couple who is unmarried, they may already know beyond a shadow of a doubt who the father is. Many unmarried couples are very committed to one another, they are living together, and they may even have intentionally been trying to have a child together. The couple may be as...

Fertility technology can complicate divorce

Dallas-Fort Worth couples who have trouble conceiving sometimes seek the assistance of fertility experts. During in vitro fertilization, eggs and sperm are collected from separate sources and combined to create embryos, which can be implanted or frozen for future use. But, what happens when the coup...

Can a presumed father deny paternity in Texas?

Some unmarried men in the Dallas-Fort Worth area go to great lengths to show they are the father of a child. The bond gives the father parental rights and the child the opportunity to benefit emotionally as well as financially from the legal relationship. Other men are presumed to be the father of a...

Protecting the rights of Texans, 1 father at a time

It is very stressful and frightening to think that you may not be able to have contact with your children -- and it is especially scary to think that you children could grow up not knowing that you are their father. Paternity issues are most common when two parents were never a couple or never lived...

How does reproduction assistance affect paternity?

Assisted reproduction techniques have become increasingly popular for women and couples who want to start a family. Considering the increase in popularity, it is necessary for people who are considering this method of conceiving a baby to understand how the law views certain aspects of assisted repr...

Tips for divorcing fathers

For many, going through a divorce brings out the worst. This is not a surprise when one thinks about just how stressful the process is. It is possible that parties to a divorce could find that they respond to that stress by doing or saying things they otherwise would not. While allowing that to happ...