Paternity

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Question: My ex-boyfriend signed the acknowledgement of paternity for my son even though he was not the biological father. Is there a way to disprove the paternity and have his rights to my son terminated?

Answer: There are many factors that may affect the process of amending a birth certificate. Arizona law permits a mother, father, or child to challenge an acknowledgement of paternity in a Rule 85(c) motion in family court. The only grounds for challenging an acknowledgement of paternity are fraud, duress, or mistake of material fact (A.R.S. 25-812(E)). The person challenging the acknowledgement of paternity will also be required to prove that fraud, duress, or mistake of material fact occurred (A.R.S. 25-812(E)). For more information about amending birth certificates, visit Arizona Department of Health Services online.  

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  • My ex-boyfriend signed the acknowledgement of paternity for my son even though he was not the biological father. Is there a way to disprove the paternity and have his rights to my son terminated?

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