What rights does a father who signed a birth certificate have, if he but just found out he’s not the biological father?

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What rights does a father who signed a birth certificate have, if he but just found out he’s not the biological father?

Asked on November 27, 2012 under Family Law, Maine

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the circumstances that you have written about just because a person is named as the father on a child's birth certificate only raises a presumption of parenthood. If the named father is determined through DNA testing to not be the biological father, then that man has no rights with respect to the minor child.


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