- Child Custody
- Family Law
- Child Support
The birth of a baby can be the happiest event of your life but it also establishes a host of legal responsibilities for both parents. While identifying the biological mother is typically straightforward, ascertaining fatherhood in Texas can be somewhat confusing. As an experienced Houston divorce lawyer, I often help mothers make sure their children have the support they need — even when questions of paternity arise.
The Attorney General of Texas created a helpful online booklet, entitled Paternity Child Support and You, which defines the four types of fatherhood as follows:
As soon as a man obtains the rights of fatherhood, at a minimum, he also has a responsibility to provide financial support for the children after divorce. If he tries to deny that responsibility, an experienced Texas divorce attorney can help the mother by establishing evidence of legal fatherhood based on the facts or, when necessary, through paternity testing.
Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Houston. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, and other marriage and family matters. Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.