As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney, I often receive questions about the legalities surrounding paternity and how it can impact child custody arrangements. One important document in this process is the acknowledgement of paternity, also known as the “acknowledgement of parentage” or “voluntary paternity acknowledgement.”

This document is typically signed by an unmarried father who is acknowledging that he is the biological father of a child. By signing this document, the father is taking on all the legal and financial responsibilities of a biological parent.

It’s important to note that this document should not be taken lightly, as it carries significant legal weight and can have lasting impacts on both the father and the child. If you are considering signing an acknowledgement of paternity, it’s crucial that you are confident in your paternity and that you understand the legal consequences of doing so.

If you do decide to sign an acknowledgement of paternity, it’s important to note that you only have about 60 days from the date of signing to revoke it. This means it’s important to take the time to fully consider your decision before moving forward.

If you have any questions about paternity, acknowledgement of paternity, or child custody arrangements in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified attorney for guidance. As a Dallas divorce and child custody attorney, I’m here to help you navigate these complex legal issues and ensure that your rights and the best interests of your child are protected.