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What are the benefits of establishing paternity?

Parents and guardians in Texas may benefit from learning more about how the state handles paternity. The Texas Attorney General advises fathers to establish paternity, even if they are already providing support. Paternity may be established by the courts or voluntarily through the parents' mutual agreement. If parents can mutually agree, paternity can be established by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. The form serves as legal recognition for identifying a parent, and is then submitted to the Texas Vital Statistics Unit.

Private adoptions in Texas

There are several types of adoptions possible in Texas, and each has slightly different regulations. Many adoptions are facilitated by state or international agencies. An adoption may also be a "private adoption," which is conducted directly by the birth parents. No agency is involved in a private adoption. This means that agencies cannot advertise available birth mothers to prospective parents. It is also not possible for a family attorney to advertise for a potential adoption.

What are the qualifications for adoption?

In Texas, a parent wishing to adopt a child must meet certain guidelines and follow certain regulations. The specifications vary depending on the current relationship between the child and the person wishing to adopt. Most adoptions are complex and may take several months or longer to complete. The court always acts in the best interests of the child to be adopted and works to ensure that the adoptive parent or family is a good fit for the child.

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In addition to his law degree, Bruce Turner has a master's degree in tax law and is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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