Paternity is the legal identification of a child’s father.
When paternity is established the child’s genetic father becomes the child’s legal father with all of the rights and duties of a parent.
The hospital will then file the AOP and/or DOP with the Texas Vital Statistics Unit.
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The certified entity will then file the AOP and/or DOP with the Texas Vital Statistics Unit.
It's unknown what the future holds for this family — Wiktorowicz and her daughters declined to speak with the Star — but the case does raise questions.
What's the impact of a sex offender's actions on his family? THE STIGMA Sue's life was upturned the night her son said someone touched his penis while he was being tucked into bed — that someone was his stepfather.
In the most recent case, an Appeals Court panel in Phoenix ruled that even though Liza Oakley was listed as the father on the child's birth certificate, she does not have parental rights because she did not formally adopt or biologically father the child.
Oakley was legally married to the biological mother at the time of the birth, but they later divorced.
The once-illustrious educator, whose distinguished career included working on Premier Kathleen Wynne's transition team in early 2013, was sentenced in late May to three years in prison.
His wife of 36 years, Barbara Wiktorowicz, said in a letter to the court that when the charges were laid, she and her three adult daughters were in "extreme shock" and are still having difficulty "integrating the fact that he got involved in these things." She added, "I continue to love him and intend to be there to support him in the future." Their daughters also wrote in support.
The Appeals Court ruling reversed a Family Court decision in Oakley's favor based on her claim that state law grants parental rights to a man under a variety of different circumstances, including if he and the mother were married within 10 months of the child's birth.