Custody and visitation rights are often issues when a couple divorces. It can be confusing, then, to understand your rights when you were not married to your child's other parent.
If you are in Texas and have questions regarding custody rights for unmarried parents, contact the Houston child custody lawyers of Nichols Law. We have handled dozens of custody cases for unmarried parents, including clients who:
- Never planned on being together
- Don't want to get married
- Are of the same or the opposite sex and are adopting a child through surrogacy
Regardless of whether you get along with your child's other parent or are involved in a heated dispute, it makes sense to determine each parent's rights and responsibilities in writing.
Often legal cases involving the custody rights of unmarried parents involve the establishment of parentage, often through a paternity action. We can work with the courts to establish paternity through DNA testing, then either advocate for your paternity rights or, if your relationship with the other parent is amicable, help broker and draft a clear and enforceable custody agreement.
Our custody practice includes both domestic and international disputes and agreements: If the other party lives overseas, we can handle your custody case as dictated by the Hague Convention. For more information, please contact the Houston, Texas, family law lawyers of Nichols Law by calling 713-574-8506.