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Are there any special requirements for a Denial of Paternity?

Yes. For a Denial of Paternity to be valid, it must be filed with the Texas Vital Statistics Unit and:

  • be signed under penalty of perjury. (This means you could be charged with a crime if you lie on the form.); and
  • the man signing must not have previously signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity (unless the Acknowledgment was successfully rescinded or challenged); and
  • the man signing must not be have been named as the child’s father in a court order. 
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