New law aims to help fathers paying child support to children who are not theirs
A new law has been passed to help fathers who are paying child support to children who are not biologically theirs.
Statistically, nearly 128,000 men in Texas are currently in this situation. For instance, one man in Harris County is paying $1,400 a month for two children who are not his, according to DNA testing.
In previous years, if a father was ordered to pay child support but later found that the child was not his biologically, he was still legally required to pay as this was in the best interest of the child.
However, the new law gives men the opportunity to petition courts in order to resolve this issue. The deadline for a man to seek DNA proof of paternity was set at Sept. 1. People can still petition the court at a later date only if they discovered within the past year that they are making payments to children who are not theirs.
If you or a loved one is having difficulties with child support payments, contact the Houston child custody lawyers of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler today by calling 713-802-1777.