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Is it true a single mother can refuse the single father visitation

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Is it true a single mother can refuse the single father visitation of a child until the father goes to court and files for paternity and visitation rights? This is in Texas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Yes, that is essentially true in Texas. When two parents are not married, the biological father must establish paternity before he has any rights. He can also establish paternity by signing an agreement with the mother or a voluntary acknowledgment. But if she won't agree to that, he needs to get a court order.
Here is more information on establishing paternity in Texas.
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/cs/Paternity_CSandYou.pdf

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