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How Do You Add A Father To A Child’s Birth Certificate In Galveston County, Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Most parents want the father’s name on a child’s birth certificate. For married couples, the process of adding a father’s name on the birth certificate is relatively straightforward. It can be done at the hospital—just the same as the mother’s name. For unmarried couples, there are some additional challenges. Paternity must be established. In… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Establishing Paternity in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Paternity means legal fatherhood. At birth, the law automatically recognizes the two legal parents of a child, the husband and wife. For married couples, paternity is that simple. There are no additional legal steps needed. However, when a child is born to parents who aren’t married to one another, the law doesn’t automatically recognize… Read More »

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Contesting Pаtеrnitу? Info on DNA Testing In Tеxаѕ

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Establishing pаtеrnitу iѕ extremely important for the well-being of you and your child. Why?  Because under Tеxаѕ law, a child born tо аn unmarried mother does not аutоmаtiсаllу have a lеgаl fаthеr. If you are looking to establish paternity, it is possible to utilize an array of tests to determine if a particular individual… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity – What You Need to Know

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Paternity establishes the biological relationship between a father and a child. Paternity also carries legal significance because it triggers an obligation for the father to provide financial support to the mother in raising the child. When a child is born out of wedlock, many fathers accept and paternity by signing an acknowledgement form. However,… Read More »

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Understanding the Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

There are a variety of issues in Texas concerning paternity. Pregnancy can occur unexpectedly. A father may discover that he is not the genetic father of a child and desire to stop paying child support. Sometimes, a parent is simply in no place to have a child. In these situations and others, a parent… Read More »

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