Can I “take back” my Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) or Denial of Paternity (DOP)?
You can rescind an AOP or DOP you signed if you file a Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity form with the Texas Vital Statistics Unit:
- before the 60th day after the effective date of the Acknowledgment or Denial of Paternity, and
- before a court case about the child is filed.
If you don’t meet the deadline to rescind, you may be able to challenge an AOP or DOP you signed by filing a court case in the county where the child lives.
Learn more here: How to Take Back (Rescind or Challenge) an AOP or DOP