Recent Posts in Presumption of Paternity Category

How to handle a child support case as the non custodial parent, Part Four

The importance of paternity in a child support case If you are the presumed father of a child but have not yet been declared legally as the child’s father then you have work yet to be done. ...
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Nonmarital Children’s Paternity and Death of Alleged Father

Recently I have had more than one person ask me about establishing paternity and doing a name change after a father has passed away. There is an automatic presumption of paternity for children who are ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Texas Annulment

What is an annulment? In some instances, a person may want and be able to get an annulment rather than a divorce. An annulment and divorce are different. A divorce ends a valid marriage. An annulment ...
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Pregnancy and Divorce: Can the two mix in Texas?

Anyone who has gone through a pregnancy, whether you are a mother or father, can understand the difficulties and stresses associated with the nine month wait for a baby to be delivered. Mothers ...
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Challenging a paternity finding in Texas

The law in the state of Texas is that a man is legally presumed to be the father of any child that is born to his wife either during the course of their marriage or before the 301 st day after the ...
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Paternity Law Essentials for Texas Families

When a child is born in Texas and his or her parents are not married there the child will not have a legal father. Of course, the child has an actual father but that biological father must complete ...
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Establishing paternity upon the birth of a child in Texas

When two married people have a child, it is presumed that the father of the child is the mother’s husband. For that presumption to be rebutted, evidence to the contrary must be produced for a ...
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My Wife is Taking Half My Paycheck in Child Support. What can I do?

It is not unusual for parents I meet with for consults to have questions regarding child support. Often, the parent paying thinks he is paying too much and the parent receiving feels they are not ...
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Husband Not the Father, what do I do in a Texas Divorce?

This year I have had several consults in which the wives I have met with have brought up how their husbands are not the father of one of their children. In many of these consults, the women were ...
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I am not the biological father but I want to be - Paternity by Estoppel?

In the past 12 months, my office has represented three different Husbands each going through their own Texas divorce who all had cases in which their wife has had a child with another man. The facts ...
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