Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.303
Denial of Paternity

A presumed father of a child may sign a denial of his paternity. The denial is valid only if:


an acknowledgment of paternity signed or otherwise authenticated by another man is filed under Section 160.305 (Effect of Acknowledgment or Denial of Paternity);


the denial is in a record and is signed or otherwise authenticated under penalty of perjury; and


the presumed father has not previously:


acknowledged paternity of the child, unless the previous acknowledgment has been rescinded under Section 160.307 (Procedures for Rescission) or successfully challenged under Section 160.308 (Challenge After Expiration of Period for Rescission); or


been adjudicated to be the father of the child.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.

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