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How to Establish and Prove Paternity in Court

Understand how to establish paternity in the eyes of the court.

Recent estimates show that about 40 percent of births in the United States occur outside of marriage, up from 28 percent in 1990. If the parents of a child are not married at the time a child is born, paternity must be established before a man is deemed to be the legal father. Various rights, responsibilities and benefits follow a paternity adjudication. This program will help family law attorneys understand the practical nuts and bolts of establishing and proving parentage. As a result, you will be able to identify the statutory presumptions of parentage (including marital status, genetic test results and other factors) and understand how competing presumptions are resolved by the court. In addition, you will learn about the Uniform Parentage Act and the potential application of parentage laws to situations involving same-sex couples and/or assisted reproductive technology.

90 minutes
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Agenda

Historical Overview and Perspective

  • Parentage Actions Were Considered Quasi-Criminal
  • Charlie Chaplin Case
  • Uniform Parentage Act
  • Importance of Establishing Parentage in Today's Society

Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP)

Parentage Lawsuit

  • How to Start a Parentage Lawsuit
  • Statutory Presumptions
  • Right to Counsel
  • Role of the Public Authority
  • Issues to Be Determined
  • Role and Types of Genetic Testing

Distinct Considerations

  • Same-Sex Relationships
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology

Actions to Establish Non-Paternity or Paternity Disestablishment

  • VAP
  • Lawsuit
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 9, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Theresa Farrell-Strauss

Theresa Farrell-Strauss

Hennepin County Attorney's Office

  • Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney in the Child Support Division
  • More than 30 years of experience in family and juvenile court
  • Frequent trainer for staff and the child support community, including the Family Law Institute, Legal Advice Clinics, Minnesota Family Support and Recovery Council, and the Collaborative Law Institute
  • Authored a chapter on child support for the Minnesota Child Custody Deskbook, which is updated annually and published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • Graduate of Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law, now known as Mitchell Hamline Law School
Marian Saksena, Esq.

Marian Saksena, Esq.

Dewalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC

  • Partner with the Minneapolis law firm of DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC, where she specializes in family and juvenile law
  • Served on numerous statewide advisory boards and committees, including the Uniform Parentage Act Task Force and the Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Protection Rules Committee
  • Regularly conducts seminars on topics related to family and juvenile law
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, as well as the Minnesota Top 50 Women list
  • Graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Minnesota Law School
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Product ID: 406912
Published 2020
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