My question involves paternity law for the State of: Texas
I received a court order to appear for DNA testing in a paternity suit filed against me in 2004 for a child born in 2003.
I appeared and provided the sample. I have notarized paperwork from the court to support this action.
The mother never showed with her child to have samples drawn. I was subsequently contacted by the office of the Attorney General in Texas with this information; they told me that the case was closed, and she could never file another suit against me.
This week in 2017 I received a summons to appear for a "Child Support Review Negotiation Conference" two weeks from now in regard to the same child, and I received a separate document notifying me that the case has been moved to a new child support office within the state. I live well over a thousand miles away and am a stay at home dad to many young children.
Can this case truly be re-opened? What do I need to do? Do I need an attorney in TX, or can I hire an attorney in the state where I now reside? Thank you for your advice.