Declaring the Non-Existence of a Parent-Child Relationship

Declaring the non-existence of a parent-child relationship means that a child's legal parent is NO LONGER recognized as that child's legal parent. This can be made based on the results of DNA testing or by acquiring knowledge of the relevant facts of the situation, but ONLY IF it has been less than TWO (2) YEARS since the petitioner to the declaration gained this knowledge.


A declaration of the non-existence of a parent-child relationship may be brought to court by one of the following individuals:


  • a presumed parent of the child

  • the biological mother of the child; or

  • a child of the parent