Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.307
Procedures for Rescission


(a)

A signatory may rescind an acknowledgment of paternity or denial of paternity as provided by this section before the earlier of:

(1)

the 60th day after the effective date of the acknowledgment or denial, as provided by Section 160.304 (Rules for Acknowledgment and Denial of Paternity); or

(2)

the date a proceeding to which the signatory is a party is initiated before a court to adjudicate an issue relating to the child, including a proceeding that establishes child support.

(b)

A signatory seeking to rescind an acknowledgment of paternity or denial of paternity must file with the vital statistics unit a completed rescission, on the form prescribed under Section 160.312 (Forms), in which the signatory declares under penalty of perjury that:

(1)

as of the date the rescission is filed, a proceeding has not been held affecting the child identified in the acknowledgment of paternity or denial of paternity, including a proceeding to establish child support;

(2)

a copy of the completed rescission was sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to:

(A)

if the rescission is of an acknowledgment of paternity, the other signatory of the acknowledgment of paternity and the signatory of any related denial of paternity; or

(B)

if the rescission is of a denial of paternity, the signatories of the related acknowledgment of paternity; and

(3)

if a signatory to the acknowledgment of paternity or denial of paternity is receiving services from the Title IV-D agency, a copy of the completed rescission was sent by certified or registered mail to the Title IV-D agency.

(c)

On receipt of a completed rescission, the vital statistics unit shall void the acknowledgment of paternity or denial of paternity affected by the rescission and amend the birth record of the child, if appropriate.

(d)

Any party affected by the rescission, including the Title IV-D agency, may contest the rescission by bringing a proceeding under Subchapter G to adjudicate the parentage of the child.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1221 (S.B. 502), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 1.060, eff. April 2, 2015.
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