Minnesota has a Parentage Act, that allows for Paternity Suits. Paternity Suits usually involve parents who were never married and want to establish who the child’s biological parents are. Determining paternity is important because after paternity is proven, the spouses can enter agreements regarding parenting time, custody, and support. Interestingly, paternity can be established without a blood test. A father and mother may state and acknowledge under oath that they are the child’s biological parents. This is called a Recognition of Parentage.
Paternity suits may be brought by either of the child’s parents and can be essential to ensuring both parents are actively involved in their child’s life. If you are seeking to establish parentage, or if you’ve been served with a complaint and wish to deny paternity, the attorneys of Brockton D. Hunter P.A. can assist you.