Michelle Poblenz helps people who are trying to make a better life for their family. Whether working through family conflict, questioning Child Protective Services (CPS) allegations, preparing for divorce, dealing with an unreliable parent or expanding their family through adopting a child, attorney Poblenz offers guidance and legal representation to make their uncertain futures less stressful.
Contact the Law Office of Michelle Poblenz for a compassionate and knowledgeable lawyer for your family law issues such as:
- Contested or uncontested divorce
- Property division
- Child Protective Services (CPS) matters
- Child custody and support
Legal Advocacy For Unmarried Parents
In Texas, as in most states, when unmarried parents have a child, paternity will need to be established to create a legal relationship between the father and the child. Once paternity is determined, the child to be eligible for child support, and other benefits in including Social Security or veteran’s survivor benefits and health insurance.
When paternity is established, the father’s name can go on the child’s birth certificate, and he will have rights and responsibilities to care for the child.
Parents can complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) before the child is born, at the time of birth, or after the child is born. Once the AOP is filed with the birth registrar’s office or at the Office of the Attorney General Child Support office, paternity is established.
If there is a question as to who the actual biological father is, or domestic violence would make it unsafe for both parents to sign the AOP, paternity can be established through the family court.
Aggressive And Experienced Defense To Protect Your Parenting Rights
Are you being investigated by CPS? Has a CPS worker threatened to remove your children from your home?
You do not have to drive to North Dallas or Fort Worth for a high-quality family law attorney for help if CPS is investigating you, threatening to remove your children from your home, or has already removed your children from you.
The CPS system and workers can be demanding, pushy and just plain scary because they do not always communicate clearly. They often seem to be making inconsistent and unreasonable requirements.
Do not let fear, shame or the sense of failure stop you from making a call for help to protect your rights to your children.