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man signing must not have previously signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity (unless the Acknowledgment was successfully rescinded or challenged); and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.