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§ 5-3B-05. Paternity

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3b. Independent Adoption (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-05
§ 5-3B-05. Paternity
In general
(a) Unless a court excludes a man as the father of a child, a man is the father if:
(1) the man was married to the child's mother at the time of the child's conception;
(2) the man was married to the child's mother at the time of the child's birth;
(3) the man is named as the father on the child's birth certificate and has not signed a denial of paternity;
(4) the child's mother has named the man as the child's father and the man has not signed a denial of paternity;
(5) the man has been adjudicated to be the child's father;
(6) the man has acknowledged himself, orally or in writing, to be the child's father and the mother agrees; or
(7) on the basis of genetic testing, the man is indicated to be the child's biological father.
Notice and hearing on paternity claim
(b)(1) A petitioner under this subtitle shall give a court notice that a man who is not named in the petition and has not been excluded as a father claims paternity.
(2) After a request of a party or claimant and before ruling on a petition for adoption under this subtitle, a court shall hold a hearing on the issue of paternity.

Credits

Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-3B-05, MD FAMILY § 5-3B-05
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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