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Paternity Lawyers for McKinney & All Collin County

Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity can be a difficult part of family law. Often there are a lot of questions and concerns that surface with confirming paternity. It is crucial that you understand the best way to handle a paternity situation to protect you and your child. The paternity lawyers at Lucé Law, PC will guide you through the process in order to properly establish the rights of your child.

McKinney Paternity Lawyer

Gestational Agreements

In order to conceive, some couples resort to surrogate mothers. There are several legal concerns when a surrogate mother is involved. Under the Uniform Parentage Act of 2002, such an arrangement must be court sanctioned. Further, if the woman is married, her husband must also consent to the gestational agreement. Surrogates carry the child to term, though they are not the legal mothers.

Genetic Testing

If a mother wishes to establish paternity, she may seek a court order though she must prove a reasonable probability of sexual contact with the putative father. Though other parties may seek to establish parentage including:

  • Putative father
  • Support agencies
  • Adoption agencies
  • Representatives of a deceased or incapacitated party
  • Intended parent under a gestational agreement

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

There are several benefits to establishing paternity. Not only will all parties involved have a better understanding of the child’s paternity, but there are many legal and material benefits a child receives upon establishing paternity as well. A child with a definite paternity is entitled to:

  • Social security benefits
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Inheritance benefits
  • Medical history of paternal line

Contact our paternity lawyers for a free initial consultation at (972) 632-1300.

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

wrongful Death attorney

Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.