If you have ever wondered how paternity is established under Texas law, here are a few key points to remember. First, there are five ways in which a father-child relationship can be established:
- (1) an unrebutted presumption of the man’s paternity;
- (2) an acknowledgment of paternity;
- (3) an adjudication of paternity;
- (4) adoption; and
- (5) the man consents to assisted reproduction by his wife resulting in the birth of the child.
Now, what does it take to be considered a “presumed father” under Texas law, and how can that presumption be rebutted? Well, a man is presumed to be the father of a child if: Continue reading →