When a child is born during a marriage, the husband is presumed to be the legal father of the child. If another man believes he is the biological father of the child, he may wish to establish paternity through a legal process. In some cases, an Acknowledgment Of Paternity (AOP) form may get used to establish paternity. Additional steps may be necessary to remove the legal presumption of paternity that exists when a child is born during a marriage.
For an Acknowledgment of Paternity: Child Born of Marriage, click here.
This Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit is used to add the biological father to a child's birth certificate. This can be used where the mother was married to someone other than the biological father at the time of the child's birth or if she had not been divorced at least 300 days prior to the child's birth.
This form requires the notarized signatures of the mother, the husband/ex-husband, and the biological father.
In order for this form to be accepted, it must accompany a DNA-based paternity test identifying the father with at least a 99.9% probability from a DNA testing laboratory.