There has been a major change in the ability of a father to deny paternity in Texas. Previously if a man did not deny paternity and request genetic testing at the time of a lawsuit concerning paternity of the child, the ability to deny paternity would be lost.
The legislature has now said that a father can deny paternity at any point in time if there has never been genetic testing. Folks, this is a really big. I have heard of statistics that say that 25% of children born in a marriage are not the biological child of the husband. I don't know if that's a true statistic, but this statute now allows a man to deny paternity after a divorce is final. If the results of the genetic testing show that he is not the father he can file suit for that determination and terminate child-support.
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Diane M. Wanger (Divorcing people since 1983)