Bell County, TX: Sailor seeks pro bono assistance to establish legal paternity

Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • Location: Bell County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Texas)
  • Contact:
  • Case Number: 22021

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance to establish legal paternity, so his child can receive military health insurance. His child has resided with him since birth, and genetic testing has confirmed that he is the father. However, the child was born while the mother was married to another man. All parties signed an Acknowledgement of Paternity and Denial of Paternity a few years ago to establish the servicemember’s paternity, but these forms cannot be located within the appropriate state departments and their records. The whereabouts of the mother is unknown.