Paternity Opportunity Program (Pop)

Unmarried new parents may sign a paternity form at the hospital immediately following the birth of their child. This form is called a Declaration of Paternity. Signing of this form by both parents will legally establish paternity when it is filed with the state. Parents may also sign a Declaration of Paternity after they leave the hospital. Check with your local FSD or local child support agency for more information or see the POP section of this article.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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