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How can paternity be established in Texas?

There are certain legal rights and obligations that arise from having children that married couples in Texas take for granted, the most common being the existence of father's rights over his child. However, it is not the same for unmarried couples -- fathers have to establish their paternity in Texas. Father's rights can be established by either signing the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) or by petitioning the court.