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Mothers' Rights Attorneys in Houston

Representing Mothers throughout Texas

Given recent shifts in courts attempting to correct gender biases, mothers’ rights are not always given the attention they deserve. Quite often, mothers nowadays have to fight aggressively to obtain the results they are seeking in divorce, child custody, alimony, and child support disputes.

If you are a mother facing a family law case, you should be sure that your legal representation has your best interests in mind. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our mothers’ rights attorneys in Houston recognize the unique challenges you face as a mother. We want to protect your rights and ensure that you receive every dollar of support that you are entitled to.

Discuss your case with our team of caring and compassionate family lawyers. Call (281) 476-9447 now.

Understanding a Mother’s Rights in Child Custody

In Texas, any mother who has a child out of wedlock is automatically recognized as the sole conservator of the child. The mother will retain sole managing conservatorship of the child until a father’s paternity is established. This means that the mother has the right to make all medical, healthcare, and education decisions for the child. It also means that the father does not have visitation rights until paternity is established.

A father must establish his paternity by either:

  • Signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, which must also be signed by the mother
  • Filing a paternity action in court and proving paternity through a DNA test

If a mother gives birth to a child while married, she must share custody of the child with her husband. Texas law presumes the husband to be the father of the child until and unless the real father establishes paternity through a DNA test. As a joint conservator, the mother shares equal rights to the child with the father. Keep in mind that just by filing for divorce does not terminate your husband’s parental rights – you must maintain joint custody until an official child custody order is entered.

Fighting for Your Right to Child & Spousal Support

Far too often, mothers go without the financial support they need from ex-spouses and fathers. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we want to make sure that you receive the alimony and child support payments to which you are entitled. We fight hard to help mothers obtain favorable support orders whether they gave birth while married or out of wedlock.

Let our mothers’ rights attorneys in Houston fight for you. Contact us online or at (281) 476-9447 today.

Why Choose Us?

  • 80 + Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.

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