The following is taken from the Texas Family Code.
§ 153.131 (b): IT IS A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION that the appointment of the parents of a child as joint managing conservators is in the best interest of the child.
Texas is a community property state. That means that, for a married couple, anything acquired during the marriage belongs to both spouses equally—property, salary, cars, returns on investments, pets, furniture—everything.
People often appear in my office and tell me that they are “common-law married.” Further conversation usually shows that they are not, but thought they were because of misunderstandings of the law and acceptance of what others have told them.
There are several different ways to establish that a particular man is the legal father of a child.
A presumption of paternity means that the law will just assume that he is the father unless/until he proves (usually through DNA evidence) that he is not the biological father.
Parents have a moral, ethical, and legal responsibility to provide for their children. If you and the other parent of your child are divorced or no longer in a relationship, that responsibility doesn’t go away for either of you.