niform parentage act (2000) - Uniform Law Commission

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has ..... in apparent compliance with law, even if the attempted marriage is or could be ...
296KB Sizes 2 Downloads 118 Views
UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT (Last Amended or Revised in 2002) drafted by the NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS and by it APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED FOR ENACTMENT at its ANNUAL CONFERENCE MEETING IN ITS ONE-HUNDRED-AND-NINTH YEAR ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA JULY 28 – AUGUST 4, 2000

WITH PREFATORY NOTE AND COMMENTS

Approved by the American Bar Association Seattle, Washington, February 10, 2003

For an electronic version of the Act, see www.nccusl.org http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/ulc/ulc_frame.htm

December 2002

DRAFTING COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT HARRY L. TINDALL, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2200, Houston, TX 77056-3014, Chair JACK DAVIES, 687 Woodridge Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55118-1809 FRANK W. DAYKIN, 4745 Giles Way, Carson City, NV 89704-9158, Committee on Style Liaison GAIL H. HAGERTY, P.O. Box 1013, 514 E. Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58502-1013 LYLE W. HILLYARD, 175 E. 100 N., Logan, UT 84321-4688 PETER K. MUNSON, P.O. Box 1949, 123 S. Travis Street, Sherman, TX 75091-1949 JAMES C. NELSON, Montana Supreme Court, 215 N. Sanders Street, Room 425, P.O. Box 20031, Helena, MT 59601-4522 ARTHUR H. PETERSON, 350 N. Franklin Street, Juneau, AK 99801-1148, Enactment Plan Coordinator ELWAINE F. POMEROY, 1415 S.W. Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612-1818 JOHN J. SAMPSON, University of Texas Law School, 727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705-3299, Reporter EX OFFICIO JOHN L. McCLAUGHERTY, P.O. Box 553, Charleston, WV 25332-0533, President ROBERT C. ROBINSON, P.O. Box 568, 12 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04112-0568, Division Chair AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ADVISOR NINA VITEK, 222 E. Mason Street, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3602 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FRED H. MILLER, University of Oklahoma, College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019, Executive Director WILLIAM J. PIERCE, 1505 Roxbury Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, Executive Director Emeritus OBSERVERS RICHARD K. BAYS, Nat’l. Assoc. for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX 78756-3191 MARY LOUISE FELLOWS, American Law Institute, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0401 AMI JAEGER, Bio Law Group, 7 Ave. Vista Grande, Suite 7B-205, Santa Fe NM 87505 GEORGE C. MAHA, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, 1440 York Court Extension, Burlington, NC 27215 SUSAN NOTAR, Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW, Washington, D.C. 20447 WALLY MURRAY, Natl. District Attorneys’ Assoc., 206 10th Ave. S.E., Olympia, WA 98501-1333 SUSAN F. PAIKIN, Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Assoc., 13 Deer Run, Newark, DE 19711-2424 PAULA ROBERTS, Center for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P Street NW, Suite 150, Washington, D.C. 20036-1492 MARILYN RAY SMITH, Natl. Child Support Enforcement Assoc., 141 Portland St., 10th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139-1937 ELLEN A. YARRELL, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1900 St. James Pl., Suite 850, Houston, TX 77056

UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFATORY NOTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ARTICLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 101. SHORT TITLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 SECTION 102. DEFINITIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 SECTION 103. SCOPE OF [ACT]; CHOICE OF LAW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SECTION 104. COURT OF THIS STATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SECTION 105. PROTECTION OF PARTICIPANTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SECTION 106. DETERMINATION OF MATERNITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ARTICLE 2 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP SECTION 201. ESTABLISHMENT OF PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTION 202.