Frequently Asked Questions About Paternity

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This section gives you answers to frequently asked questions. It gives you information about paternity in general. It has information about declaration of paternity, filing a parentage case, and what happens after a paternity case has been settled.

There is a list of questions under each category.  To get started, please click on a topic below:

If you have questions that are not asked in this section, you may want to ask a law librarian for help. 

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