Frisco Paternity Lawyer

Protecting Your Parental Rights

The delicate nature of paternity cases means they are best handled by experienced attorneys who focus on family law issues. John J. Pfister, Jr. is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has 25 years of experience. Our paternity lawyers in Frisco know how to approach these sensitive cases. We refuse to back down from a fight until our clients are satisfied with the results.

Call us at (972) 370-5172 or complete our online contact form to request a consultation today.

Reasons to Establish Paternity

There are two primary reasons individuals seek to establish parentage or engage a paternity lawyer: issues involving child support and issues involving child custody.

A mother may request a paternity test and file a paternity suit to establish parentage and enforce child support obligations. A father may file a paternity suit to avoid paying child support for a child who is not his. He may also wish to establish his paternity and gain child custody and visitation rights.

Our experienced Frisco paternity lawyers can help you understand the paternity action you face while protecting your rights and legal interests.

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity refers to the legal process of determining the biological father of a child. If you are a father who is not married to the child's mother or a mother who is not married to the child's father, establishing paternity is important for a number of reasons. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Legal Rights: Once paternity is established, both parents have legal rights and responsibilities towards the child. This includes the right to make decisions about the child's upbringing, education, and medical care.
  • Child Support: If one parent is not providing financial support for the child, establishing paternity can ensure that child support is ordered and paid.
  • Medical History: Knowing the child's full medical history is important for making informed decisions about their health care.
  • Emotional Benefits: A child benefits emotionally from having a relationship with both parents. Establishing paternity can help facilitate and strengthen that bond.

At Pfister Family Law, we understand the importance of establishing paternity and will work with you to ensure that your parental rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Who We Represent

At Pfister Family Law, we represent both mothers and potential fathers in paternity actions. We are quite familiar with the legal process and can advise you as to whether filing a paternity suit is your best option.

If you are a mother seeking the child support you are owed from your child’s father, we can help you hold the father accountable. Our paternity action will likely require the alleged father to submit to a DNA test.

If you are a father seeking custody of your child, we can help you submit a claim and guide you through the lawsuit. If you are the biological father, you have custody rights as a parent, and we want to help establish and protect them.

If you are a father who denies parentage of a child, we can represent you during the paternity action. You will remain informed about the process and the status of your case along the way.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What are the primary reasons individuals seek to establish paternity?

There are two primary reasons individuals seek to establish parentage or engage a paternity lawyer: issues involving child support and issues involving child custody.

Can I still have parental rights if I am not listed on the birth certificate?

Yes. Even if you are not listed on the birth certificate, you may still file a paternity action to establish your parental rights and responsibilities.

What is required for establishing paternity in Texas?

In Texas, either parent can initiate a suit to establish parentage of a child. The father must submit a DNA test that establishes at least a 95% probability of his being the biological father.

What happens after establishing paternity in Texas?

Once parentage has been established, both parents then have legal obligations and rights regarding their child. This includes legal responsibility for providing financial support as well as pursuing custody or visitation rights.

Putting Our Clients First

Our goal is to put clients first. We truly care about achieving favorable results and providing high-quality legal representation for every case we handle. Your situation is unique – that is why we take the time to listen to your goals and familiarize ourselves with your situation before crafting a legal strategy.

We believe that "attitude is everything." This means we:

  • Strive to be responsive, attentive, and compassionate
  • Commit to constantly adding to our legal knowledge
  • Prepare each case for the possibility of a jury trial
  • Are aggressive and proactive for our clients
  • Work toward resolution
Contact Us Today

Contact us today for aggressive, experienced representation. You may also call us, day or night, at (972) 370-5172. Serving Collin County, Denton County and Fannin County.

  • “He keeps in touch, keeps us updated, is honest and gives great advice. We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of every Court appearance thus far.”

Why Choose Us?

While there are many other Frisco-area firms and attorneys who could handle your family law case, there are very few, if any, who have the credentials and experience that our attorneys do.

But that is just one of the reasons to choose us. There are many other reasons why Pfister Family Law is the firm for your family law issue.

John Pfister's Oral Argument at the Texas Supreme Court  

Committed To Our Clients No Matter

  • We Always Think in Terms of Resolution
  • We Offer Child Custody and Parenting Agreements
  • We Prepare Each Case for the Possibility of a Jury Trial
  • We Commit to Constantly Adding to Our Legal Knowledge

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