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8.A Paternity Establishment Legal Action Rules


Appendix 8.A - Paternity Establishment Legal Action Rules

Purpose:
The table below provides the appropriate legal action when a case worker assesses a possible paternity establishment case.

Policy NumberEffective Date
 Presumed father Order establishment action
 Acknowledged father Order establishment action
 Adjudicated father Order establishment action
 Alleged father Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity or paternity establishment action
 Two or more presumed fathers Discuss with attorney
 Two or more alleged fathers Paternity establishment action vs. all alleged fathers
 Presumed and alleged father Discuss with attorney
 Presumed father and acknowledged father Discuss with attorney
 Presumed father and adjudicated father Order establishment action vs. Adjudicated father
 Acknowledged and alleged father Order establishment action vs. Acknowledged father
 Acknowledged and adjudicated father Order establishment action vs. Adjudicated father
 Adjudicated and alleged father Order establishment action vs. Adjudicated father