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September 2019 Archives

How do you establish paternity in Texas?

Going through the legal process to confirm that you are the father of your children may provide numerous benefits for both you and them. It may be especially vital if you are not married to your children's mother. When you establish paternity in Texas, you give your children an official record of their heritage. It also helps ensure you maintain a relationship with your children if you ever separate from their mother.

Your rights as a step parent after divorce

You may have many options for maintaining close and healthy relationships with your step children after divorce. It might even be possible in Texas to have legal rights and responsibilities toward them. But generally, a step parent’s legal parental rights end along with their marriage to the biological parent. With tough legal hurdles and high emotional stakes, consulting an experienced attorney is often a good place to start.

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