Mothers’ Rights in Texas

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Parenting rights can be of a great concern for divorcing couples – who should be awarded custody? What rights do parents have? In the state of Texas, a child’s mother is automatically seen as a legal parent. As your child’s mother, however, you have the right to establish paternity on behalf of the child’s father to collect child support.

If your rights are at risk of being violated, you should retain representation from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan. Our firm is focused on family law matters, which allows us to give your case the personalized attention it needs. Attorney Bryan Fagan is a member of the Texas Bar College, which is an achievement that reaches only less than 10% of lawyers in Texas.

Our office is available 24/7. Call the Law Office of Bryan Fagan at (281) 810-9760 to learn how we can help.

What are my custody rights?

It’s important to remember that a divorce does not automatically grant the mother custody rights. Before a custody order is given, a judge will look at the case and decide what type of parenting arrangement would best suit the needs and interests of the child. Issues such as abuse, unverified paternity, and high-conflict separations can complicate the validity of mothers’ rights – in these cases, a mother can file a protective order.

Seeking a protective order can do the following:

  • Grant the mother custody
  • Restrict the fathers’ visitation privileges
  • Order the father to pay child support for up to one year

Take the First Step With Us Today

If your rights as a mother are at risk of being compromised, you should not hesitate in putting our Spring family lawyer on your side. We aim to resolve your matters through negotiations, but if we find that a favorable outcome cannot be secured, we are prepared to take your case to court. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are not only understood, but are protected.

Contact us today to request your free consultation.

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