What If The Father Or Mother Realizes That The Presumed Father Is Not The Biological Parent?

Either parent has 60 days from the time that the AOP is recorded at the Bureau of Vital statistics to remove the father`s name from the birth certificate. One of the parents will have to file a Petition to Rescind with the court. After 60 days, one of the parents is required to prove fraud, duress or mistake of fact to have the father`s name removed. Any such suit must be filed within four years of the AOP being filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

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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