Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.411
Required Form

The vital statistics unit shall adopt a form for registering with the registry. The form must require the signature of the registrant. The form must state that:


the form is signed under penalty of perjury;


a timely registration entitles the registrant to notice of a proceeding for adoption of the child or for termination of the registrant’s parental rights;


a timely registration does not commence a proceeding to establish paternity;


the information disclosed on the form may be used against the registrant to establish paternity;


services to assist in establishing paternity are available to the registrant through the support enforcement agency;


the registrant should also register in another state if the conception or birth of the child occurred in the other state;


information on registries in other states is available from the vital statistics unit; and


procedures exist to rescind the registration of a claim of paternity.
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. 1.069, eff. April 2, 2015.

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