Paternity Suits

The word paternity refers to the father of a child. Paternity can be both legal and biological.

If a child is born within wedlock Texas law presumes that the man is the legal father unless otherwise established in a separate paternity suit.

If a child is born outside of wedlock then there is no legal father until paternity has been established.

Paternity can be established by filing a paternity suit. There is no time limit for filing a paternity suit but if the child is a legal adult he or she must file the suit.

A court may order scientifically accepted paternity testing. By law, the court may order that the mother, alleged father, and child to submit blood, body fluid or tissue samples in order to establish paternity.

A presumption of paternity can be rebutted by filing a suit to adjudicate parentage.

Paternity Suit (Family) in Texas Law

Education Code

Paternity*

pertaining to required curriculum, paternity awareness program

Education Code

Paternity*

pertaining to required curriculum, paternity awareness program

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to alleged father, definition of parent, service of citation, acquiring jurisdiction over nonresident, mandatory appointment of attorney ad litem, filing information after determination of paternity, child custody proceeding, retroactive child support, basis for jurisdiction over nonresident, special rules of evidence, petition to establish support order, the parent-child relationship, determination of parentage, determination of maternity, presumption of paternity, acknowledgment of paternity, execution of acknowledgment of paternity, denial of paternity, filing fee, proceeding for rescission, challenge after expiration for rescission, procedure for rescission or challenge

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to procedure for rescission, full faith and credit, forms for knowledge and in iowa paternity, release of information, establishment of registered, registration for notification, confidentiality, unauthorized release of information, search of appropriate registry, admissibility of certificate, requirements for genetic testing, genetic testing results, standing to maintain proceeding, necessary parties, no time limitation, child having no presumed it knowledge or adjudicated father, authority to deny motion for genetic testing, time limitations, consequences of declining genetic testing, admission of paternity authorized, temporary order, adjudication of paternity, jury prohibited, order on default, binding effect of determination of parentage, husbands paternity a child of assisted reproduction, unmarried man's paternity of child of assisted reproduction, termination of the rights of alleged biological father

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to affidavit of waiver of interest and child, requirement of paternity registry certificate, registration eligibility, child support services, confidentiality of records, privileged communications, information on paternity establishment, notice of proposed child support review, agreed review order, contents of petition for confirmation of non-agreed order, special child support review procedure, final order appointing department is managing conservator, abandoned children, termination of parental rights

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to alleged father, definition of parent, service of citation, acquiring jurisdiction over nonresident, mandatory appointment of attorney ad litem, filing information after determination of paternity, child custody proceeding, retroactive child support, basis for jurisdiction over nonresident, special rules of evidence, petition to establish support order, the parent-child relationship, determination of parentage, determination of maternity, presumption of paternity, acknowledgment of paternity, execution of acknowledgment of paternity, denial of paternity, filing fee, proceeding for rescission, challenge after expiration for rescission, procedure for rescission or challenge

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to procedure for rescission, full faith and credit, forms for knowledge and in iowa paternity, release of information, establishment of registered, registration for notification, confidentiality, unauthorized release of information, search of appropriate registry, admissibility of certificate, requirements for genetic testing, genetic testing results, standing to maintain proceeding, necessary parties, no time limitation, child having no presumed it knowledge or adjudicated father, authority to deny motion for genetic testing, time limitations, consequences of declining genetic testing, admission of paternity authorized, temporary order, adjudication of paternity, jury prohibited, order on default, binding effect of determination of parentage, husbands paternity a child of assisted reproduction, unmarried man's paternity of child of assisted reproduction, termination of the rights of alleged biological father

Family Code

Paternity*

pertaining to affidavit of waiver of interest and child, requirement of paternity registry certificate, registration eligibility, child support services, confidentiality of records, privileged communications, information on paternity establishment, notice of proposed child support review, agreed review order, contents of petition for confirmation of non-agreed order, special child support review procedure, final order appointing department is managing conservator, abandoned children, termination of parental rights

Government Code

Paternity*

pertaining to birth and death records, family law cases in proceedings

Government Code

Paternity*

pertaining to birth and death records, family law cases in proceedings

Health & Safety Code

Paternity*

pertaining to record of paternity, determination of paternity, record of acknowledgment paternity

Health & Safety Code

Paternity*

pertaining to record of paternity, determination of paternity, record of acknowledgment paternity

Human Resource Code

Paternity*

pertaining to it's possibility agreement, victims of family violence, texas workforce commission

Human Resource Code

Paternity*

pertaining to it's possibility agreement, victims of family violence, texas workforce commission

Insurance Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Insurance Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Labor Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Labor Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Occupation Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Occupation Code

Paternity*

pertaining to exceptions to confidentiality

Penal Code

Paternity*

pertaining to criminal nonsupport, child born out of wedlock

Penal Code

Paternity*

pertaining to criminal nonsupport, child born out of wedlock

Probate Code

Paternity*

pertaining to inheritance rights of children

Probate Code

Paternity*

pertaining to inheritance rights of children

Tax Code

Paternity*

pertaining to disabled veterans, adopted child, child born out of wedlock

Tax Code

Paternity*

pertaining to disabled veterans, adopted child, child born out of wedlock

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