Knowing the Texas Child Support Law Gives You The Power to Make a Difference in your Child's Life.


Paternity
Establishing paternity is important for a custodial and non-custodial parent to do for their children. By establish paternity, Texas child support law will convert the biological father into the legal father, thus making him responsible for child support payments. When the non-custodial parent has signed the Acknowledgement of Paternity, then the child would receive benefits such as social security if the father dies.

In this day in age, more and more divorces are filed, and more children are left living with a single parent. As a non-custodial parent myself, I understand that being there for your child can be quite difficult if you reside in a different location.

If you are that non-custodial parent, do whatever it takes to stay in your children’s life. Because you do not want your children to forget who their mother or father are.

Custody
To gain custody of a child, the child support laws requires both parents to go to court. The courts would consider the following when determining child custody:

1.If there is any evidence of abuse in the household or in the past.


2.Which parent can provide for the child and has the best interest for the child.

and

3.The parents circumstances, for example, how well they are doing financially and emotionally.

No matter which parent has full custody of the child, they both must show responsibilities and provide for their young.

Determining the Father
If the mother is unsure but has a good idea who the father is, then the Texas child support law will perform a genetic test. DNA tests are done by drawing blood or taking a sample of saliva. When the test results are in and they read 99% or better, that will determine the father of the child. If the alleged father denies any relations to the child even thought the test read 99%, then he has the right to a Burden of Proof.


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