The Difference Between Presumed Father and Alleged Father.
It is easy to mix up these two terms.
So, the issues of paternity come up mostly in paternity cases.
According to Texas Family Code: “Adjudicated father” is a man who is ruled by the court as the father of a child. Therefore he has legal rights. This is also commonly called, ‘the Presume Father.”
“Alleged father” is a man who alleges himself to be, or is alleged to be, the genetic father. In other words, there is a possibility that this man is the genetic father of a child; however, we need to determine his paternity.
How do we solve the paternity problem?
The Acknowledgment of Paternity – or a Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship.
It is important to provide notice to the alleged father.