Exgirlfriend had my daughter 2 years ago, I did not sign the birth certificate, and we have never established paternity. The fathers name on the birth certificate is blank.
I have helped her financially on occasion. She refuses to start proceedings with the Texas Attorney General's office to establish paternity and child support. She has told me that child is mine, but wants nothing from me and refuses to let me see the child.
I was told by a "rep" from the Attorney General's office that there is a statute of limitations in Texas for establishing paternity, they're saying I "waited too long" to do anything about the situation.
The Texas Attorney General's office seems to favor the custodial parents rights more often than the non-custodial parent. It's very easy to fill out the necessary paperwork for a paternity court order by the mothers request, yet when the father wants to do the same, they are not willing to do this for me? I am confused!
I don't know what to do, is contacting a lawyer my only option, or does the Attorney General's office required to establish paternity if requested by the potential father?
Thanks so much.