Daily Archives: October 8, 2019


getty rr photo of father and baby in bed
When a married couple has a child, even without properly establishing paternity, people will automatically assume that the husband is the father. In order for that thought to be legally changed at court, ample evidence is necessary. It’s different when an unmarried couple has a child, it is often necessary for one parent to establish the identity of the father of the child. This is very important because this is the fact that the child will have to grow up with. This also matters because the child will need support from the father, such as financial support. Usually, despite being unmarried, the father would assume that his rights to the child are guaranteed even at the face of separation from the child’s mother. Acknowledging Paternity Usually, the acknowledgment of paternity is done at the hospital, after the child’s birth. There is an Acknowledgement of Paternity document that both parents can sign before it is submitted to the government office. When the father signs the documents, all doubts about paternity is put to rest, and the father’s name is added to the birth certificate, usually. If the couple is not married, the father is informed of the rights and duties of a father before he signs the Acknowledgement of Paternity. Once he signs the document, only then can his name be added to the child’s birth certificate. The acknowledgment document is then submitted to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Once they accept this document, the father’s name can be officially added to the birth certificate. Other Ways of Establishing Paternity Another way to establish paternity is through the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney general. This happens when the mother doesn’t really know who the father of the child is, or if either of the two refuses to sign the […]

How to Establish Paternity in Texas


holiday visitation
It’s almost that time of the year again. The holiday season’s about to roll in again. That means a lot of free time for the kids. For some people, that also means holiday visitation time’s about to come. If you’re one of those people, chances are you still might be figuring out what to do. Well, if you still have no idea what you’re going to do, don’t worry. We’ve got a few tips for you that might help you out. Just keep reading on. Plan, Plan, Plan This might already be obvious, but sometimes people tend to forget the obvious. If you’re not one of those people, it’s still good to reiterate it to emphasize how important this is. The best way to make the most out of holiday visitations with your child is to plan it out. Make sure you have the dates set and all the details ironed out. They don’t have to be incredibly detailed, but at least just make sure you have some idea of what you want to do with your child. That way, you don’t waste so much time trying to figure out what to do when you’re already there. Plus, it gives both of you something to look forward to. Think of the Children Holiday visitations should be centered on your child. We understand that you miss your child and that you haven’t seen them in so long, but just remember that this is more for them than it is for you. When planning out what to do, remember to keep your child in mind. Do things you know they’ll love. If you aren’t sure what they are or just want an update on what they’re into at present, you can always talk to them. We’re sure you want to do a […]

Tips for Planning Holiday Visitation with Your Child



data privacy
Publicity can be good or bad. It just depends on the situation. If you achieve something incredible, for example, a little publicity about that achievement of yours won’t hurt. But when it comes to more personal matters such as your divorce, it’s different. Your divorce is part of your private life, after all. But since your divorce is technically a public document, will everyone be able to see it? Accessing Public Documents State laws differ. Most states keep almost all filed legal documents online. Anyone with an internet connection can access these digital documents; Save for details that are restricted from the general public. On the other hand, some states may not have gone completely digital. They may still keep legal records filed and accessible to the public via something like an order or request. The public can access your divorce documents. But that doesn’t mean that all details regarding your divorce can be seen by everyone. What can be Kept from the Public Technically, what is made accessible to the public would be the judgment for dissolution of your marriage. There are obviously some documents you need to submit in filing such as those related to finances and custody. Luckily, you don’t exactly need to have those documents. You and your ex can also agree to your complete settlement without all the details accessible by the public. What Else can be Done Aside from having important documents excluded, you can also file a motion to have your file sealed. By having the divorce file sealed, you prevent people from accessing your file without a court order. You can also keep the details of your arbitration private. File for the dissolution of the details and documents referenced to prevent the public from seeing anything you wouldn’t want them to. Though […]

Is My Divorce Public?