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Northern Law Blog: Voluntary Acknowledgments of Paternity

On May 1, 2007, my client signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity ("VAP"). The mother of the child had convinced him at that time that he was the father. Recently, certain comments made by the mother have led my client to believe that he was not the father. So, he took the child to the clinic for a paternity test. The test excluded my client as the father. Voluntary acknowledgements of paternity are "conclusive presumptions" that operate as final judgments of paternity and "serve as a basis for seeking a child support order without any further proceedings to establish paternity." 750 [more...]

Date: 2009-03-14 15:57:00

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Case Law Update: Voluntary Acknowledgement Wins in Competing ...

In an extremely messy case involving dramatically differing stories from the parties and the intersection of four separate statutory provisions governing paternity, the California Court of Appeals held that a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity trumped the presumption created by holding oneself out as a father. While she was pregnant and for a time after the child was born, Mother lived with the petitioner, a man (who happened to be a family law attorney) .  Though he knew he was not the biological father, the petitioner held out the child as his own.  This established petitioner [more...]

Date: 2009-06-23 14:11:30

Paternity - How to Establish Paternity | Expert Guides | Yodle ...

Generally, after some fraught, high-pitched conversation, the host will challenge the so-called father to take a paternity test. Left with little choice, the man reluctantly agrees. More often than not, he is proven to be the father. A real-life version of this scenario is one I come along all too often in my family law practice. Paternity is often contested. But a father should never neglect his duties, which beyond those of fatherhood can often be financial and practical for the mother. Here are a few methods to prove someone is the father of a child. Marriage at time of birth – If you [more...]

Date: 2010-01-14 15:13:32

Voluntary Paternity Part 2

Paternity Acknowledgment – The Power of Two Video Rating: 0 / 5. This is outrageous and completely WRONG. Florida man owes 000 for child who's not his. Video Rating: 5 / [more...]

Date: 2010-09-06 08:24:03

DHSS Press Release

... has established paternity for 59927 children in its caseload who were born out-of-wedlock, using the standard judicial process or the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity program through the end of the federal fiscal year 2009. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 16:01:00

An Introduction to Rhode Island Paternity and Child Support ...

2. filing a Petition for Voluntary Acknowledgment at Rhode Island Family Court pursuant to R.I.G.L. Section 15-8-27. A court date is assigned to formalize the acknowledgment on the record. 3. Signing an affidavit of paternity at the [more...]

Date: 2010-06-13 19:58:39

Gitlin Law Blog: Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Must Be ...

Illinois First District Appellate Court DATE   Date filed March 31, 2009    Because the biological mother and biological father witnessed each other’s signature, the acknowledgment was not properly executed and paternity was not established.  And because the biological father did not commence legal proceedings within 30 days of registering with the Putative Father Registry, his paternity was also not established.  Therefore, the adoption of the child could proceed without intervention by the biological father.  To correctly execute an Illinois Voluntary Acknowledgment of [more...]

Date: 2009-07-17 18:51:00

Legally Obscene III | Misandry Review

By TDOM Paternity Fraud and Reproductive Freedom The first article in this series (Legally Obscene) identified the injustice of forcing male victims of rape and statutory rape to pay child support to the women who raped them and became pregnant and produced children as a result. The second article went into a bit more depth surrounding consent and “willingness” as it concerns the hegemonic relationship between sexual predators and their prey, and 14th Amendment issues of equal protection of the law for male victims. This segment will address issues of paternity fraud and reproductive [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 08:36:58

Establishing Paternity

Tips, tricks and informational articles about all the things we face in life as parents Establishing Paternity In layman’s language, paternity is essentially being a father or fatherhood. Technically, a father contributes one-half of the genetic makeup of his children. (DNA tests can determine biological paternity.) If an unmarried couple has a child, state laws do not necessarily recognize the man as the legal, biological father. Establishing paternity is to take legal action to claim fatherhood. Benefits With the legal establishment of paternity, a father can now have a social, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 06:56:03

Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in Massachusetts | Boston ...

In my previous post on Paternity issues, I mentioned that there are two ways for an individual to be established as a child’s parent: voluntarily or by court order.  This post explains the process of voluntarily acknowledging paternity, and the rights and responsibilities that come along with this acknowledgement. Your first opportunity to acknowledge your paternity takes place at the hospital when your child is born.  At this point, both parents may sign a notarized “Acknowledgment of Parentage” form .  If both parents sign this form (and neither rescinds their acknowledgement [more...]

Date: 2010-03-30 14:30:05

Child support help - WORLD Law Direct Forums

TANF -Temporary Assistance to Needy Families - time-limited assistance payments to poor families. The program provides parents with job preparation, work and support services to help them become self-sufficient • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), and Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (URESA) - laws enacted at the State level which provide mechanisms for establishing and enforcing support obligations when the noncustodial parent lives in one State and the custodial parent and the children live in another • visitation - the right of a non-custodial parent to visit [more...]

Date: 2007-07-03 21:03:01

Paternity-What you should know

Explains when paternity needs to be acknowledged, what signing a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form means to the mother, the father, and the child, and who should (or should not) sign this form. Paste your code here! Read the original: Paternity-What you should knowIf you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 22:43:05

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