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§ 5-1027. Burden of proof; presumptions; testimony

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: June 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Paternity Proceedings (Refs & Annos)
Part V. Hearing on Complaint (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2019
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-1027
§ 5-1027. Burden of proof; presumptions; testimony
Burden of proof
(a) At the trial, the burden is on the complainant to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the alleged father is the father of the child.
Competency to testify
(b) Both the mother and the alleged father are competent to testify at the trial.
Presumption
(c) The provisions of Title 1, Subtitle 2 of the Estates and Trusts Article regarding presumptions of parentage apply in an action under this subtitle.
Compelling alleged father to give evidence
(d) The alleged father may not be compelled to give evidence at the trial.

Credits

Added as Family Law § 5-1028 by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1988, c. 657, § 1, eff. July 1, 1988. Renumbered as Family Law § 5-1027 by Acts 1997, c. 609, § 4, eff. July 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 437, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 438, § 1, eff. June 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 16, § 66F.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-1027, MD FAMILY § 5-1027
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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