Denial of Parentage

A denial of parentage is a written document that is signed by the parent that was married to or in a civil union with the child's biological mother within 300 days of that child's birth. This parent is otherwise known as the presumed parent.

By signing a denial of parentage, the presumed parent swears they are NOT the child's biological parent. An approved denial will prevent one's legal parentage from being established in the future, unless the denial is later challenged.

Only the child's presumed parent can deny their own parentage. Additionally, a denial of parentage can be signed ONLY IF: