Paternity testing is an important part of many fathers' rights cases in Texas. If there is a dispute over who is the father of a child, one party may seek to establish paternity through a DNA test. Although most paternity tests are almost 100 percent accurate, there are some testing methods that are more accurate than others.
It is becoming more commonplace to see unwed mothers and fathers of children. If you are an unmarried father, you do have the right to be in your child's life. However, it may take some extra work to secure unmarried fathers' rights because your name may not be on the birth certificate. The Texas attorney general has listed some resources for those seeking paternity.
A father of a child may instinctively know to love and protect his child. But what about legal obligations? According to the Texas Family Code, a parent is obligated to do certain duties; these duties accompany their parental rights. These duties offer a certain guarantee to the child that the parent in obligated to meet certain criteria.
You're a good father. Or you want to be. However, the mother of your child is making it nearly impossible for you to spend any time with your child. Historically it has been difficult for unmarried fathers to preserve parental rights. However, times have changed and we at Michael D. Tracton PC believe fathers have every right to pursue their parental rights.
Fathers who are unmarried to their child's mother may have a more difficult time gaining paternal rights as mentioned in our most recent blog. The legal significance of this paternity goes farther than just a father's name on his child's birth certificate. There are several legal benefits and implications that change the responsibilities of father and the relationship with his child.
As gay marriage continues to evolve around the U.S. there are legal situations related to the subject other than if the marriage is legally recognized. There are questions of paternity, divorce, and asset dispersion just to name a few. In the state of Texas gay marriage is not yet recognized by the state. This leaves two gay men, married in Washington D.C., in paternity limbo while their biological twins are not listed as their children on the birth certificates.
A window of opportunity has opened for Texas dads who suspect they are not the biological fathers of the children to whom they pay support. The reprieve in the state Family Code offers doubting dads until the end of August to ask courts for paternity tests. Fathers who learn they are not a child's father would be exempt from paying child support.
A Dallas couple entered a rough patch in their marriage in 2006 and decided to separate. During the time apart, the husband had a brief sexual affair with a woman who became pregnant and claimed the man had fathered her child.
Establishing paternity was the first step for a woman claiming to be the biological daughter of the former head of Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. The next legal battle for the Texas woman is a lawsuit accusing her biological mother of keeping money that was supposed to be used for her benefit.