Challenging a Voluntary Acknowledgement or Denial of Parentage

A signed Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) or denial of parentage can only be challenged within TWO (2) YEARS of its being signed on one of the following bases:


  • one was pressured into signing, or otherwise forced to sign the VAP or denial against one's will

  • the VAP or denial of parentage was fraudulently signed; OR

  • the VAP or denial was signed while one was mistaken of the relevant facts of the situation, so long as it has been TWO (2) YEARS since one gained knowledge of these facts


If the VAP or denial is successfully challenged, the originally signed documents will become null and void.