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October 2014 Archives

The importance of establishing and acknowledging paternity

Some unmarried parents in Texas may not believe that establishing paternity is very important when a child is born, but doing so provides several advantages for both parents and for the child. Establishing paternity means that the biological father of a child born to a single mother becomes acknowledged as the child's legal father. The establishment of paternity secures the child's legal rights. This might mean that the child is eligible for Social Security and other government benefits. With access to the medical histories of both parents, physicians better understand how to treat the child if the child inherits a disorder or a disease. Having a legal father could also provide the child with health care benefits under the father's policy.

Dealing with Texas business litigation

Legal action in a business setting can be challenging as there are so many areas in which disputes can arise. Electronic discovery and other modern technological methods can add to the complexity of legal needs for today's business. The adaptability of legal professionals in dealing with more tech-based actions is a priority. Areas that could result in the need for business litigation include disputes with partners or shareholders, non-competition agreements, consumer complaints, breach of contract situations and fraud.

Responsibilities and limitations of adult guardianship

A person who has been appointed by a Texas court to be an adult's guardian will be responsible for handling many aspects of the ward's daily life. Some of these responsibilities include making sure the ward's bills are paid on time, handling the ward's finances and maintaining the value of the ward's assets as much as possible.

Establishing paternity in Texas

In Texas, paternity cases may be filed in order to determine whether a man is a child's biological father. Paternity can be established by court order, through presumption or through the voluntary acknowledgment of a man that he is the father. Men may want to establish paternity so they can enjoy rights as a child's father, while women may want to file a paternity case so their child can access benefits, receive child support or learn of any unknown health conditions their children may have inherited.

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