Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.305
Effect of Acknowledgment or Denial of Paternity


(a)

Except as provided by Sections 160.307 (Procedures for Rescission) and 160.308 (Challenge After Expiration of Period for Rescission), a valid acknowledgment of paternity filed with the vital statistics unit is the equivalent of an adjudication of the paternity of a child and confers on the acknowledged father all rights and duties of a parent.

(b)

Except as provided by Sections 160.307 (Procedures for Rescission) and 160.308 (Challenge After Expiration of Period for Rescission), a valid denial of paternity filed with the vital statistics unit in conjunction with a valid acknowledgment of paternity is the equivalent of an adjudication of the nonpaternity of the presumed father and discharges the presumed father from all rights and duties of a parent.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 1.058, eff. April 2, 2015.
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