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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paternity Declaration in Washington

Did you know that paternity (parentage) can be determined by the signing of a Paternity Declaration? If you sign one (typically at the hospital at birth, but it could be at any time), after 60 days, it can have the same force and effect as a Court Order determining Parentage. This can save a substantial amount of time and money should you need to establish your legal rights. You can skip the entire legal process of establishing parentage (since it has already been done), and all you have to do is file a Petition for Parenting Plan and Child Support. With this, the court is just interested in establishing a Parenting Plan, defining both parents rights and responsiblities of the child, and setting our child support for the child.

The Renton law firm of Mogren, Glessner & Roti, represents clients in a variety of family law cases, including parentage actions. Please visit our web page at for more information.

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