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Law Offices of Linda Risinger

Paternity Attorney | Serving Westlake, TX

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214-600-8300

30 Years Experience in All Family Law Related Matters. Judgement. Experience. Accessibility. Call Us. We Can Help!

The Law Offices of Linda Risinger has three decades of experience guiding clients through some of the most critical and emotional transitions many will make in the course of a lifetime. When the law intersects with family concerns, the attorney you choose matters. Not only do our attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of family law, from divorce to adoption, we know the …

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The Shapiro Law Firm

Paternity Attorney | Serving Westlake, TX

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972-616-4335

Handling Complex Cases For Over 35 Years. Call Us.
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The Shapiro Law Firm has been serving Dallas-Fort Worth for over 40 years. We handle all matters arising out of criminal and family law cases. We have the resources, experience and expertise to handle the most complex cases and work hard at serving every need of our clients. Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Divorce Legal separation …

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James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C.

Paternity Attorney | Serving Westlake, TX

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Aggressively Advocating For Your Best Interests

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Dealing with a legal issue is not on the top of a person's mind as they go through their lives, but they do arise. If you a have a legal issue involving criminal, drunk driving, family law and divorce or have estate planning needs, we can help defend your rights and your goal becomes our goal. We know that this is a critical moment for you, and we will help you …

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Yale Law Group, PLLC

Paternity Attorney | Serving Westlake, TX

Experiencing Legal Issues and Have Questions? Call Today!

Yale Law Group, PLLC is a law firm that works extremely hard for our clients.  We have the capacity to handle difficult cases, with compassion for our clients and results that exceed our clients’ expectations. The firm includes Roger Yale who has over 20 years’ experience trying lawsuits in the North Texas area. Roger is Board Certified by the Texas Board …

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Are You Involved in a Paternity Case?

Paternity cases are usually brought by the mother to prove that a specific man is the father of the child she is carrying or has birthed. In proving her case, she can obtain child support and payment for expenses related to the pregnancy and birth.

Proving and Disproving Paternity

Whether you are suing or defending, contacting a Westlake attorney experienced in paternity law is vital. The attorney can collect evidence, identify witnesses and hire an expert to testify on your behalf. Although DNA testing is reliable, the paternity defendant can challenge the lab results as inaccurate.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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