How to file a Paternity claim in Michigan.

What is Paternity?

Paternity is the legal identification of a child's natural father when the parents are not married. Once paternity is established, the child has the same right to financial support as a child born to married parents. The paternity of a child can be established by voluntary acknowledgment or through a court hearing.

Please see the attached handout for more information regarding establishing paternity.

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