Family Law: Overcoming the Presumption of Paternity

Is genetic testing the new standard, or merely “best interest of the child” by another name?

By Robert Kornitzer and Tadd Yearing
Published by the New Jersey Law Journal

The New Jersey Parentage Act, N.J.S.A. 9:17-38 to 9:17-59, allows individuals to seek reimbursement for money they have paid on behalf of a child’s parent for various educational, medical and other support expenses. Under the act, a man alleged or alleging himself to be the father has standing to bring an action. N.J.S.A. 9:17-45.

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