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  Selected Statutes:

Chapter 815y. Paternity Matters (2022 Supplement)

  • Sec. 46b-160. (Formerly Sec. 52-435a). Petition by mother or expectant mother. Venue. Continuance of case. Evidence. Jurisdiction over nonresident putative father. Personal service. Petition to include answer form, notice and application for appointment of counsel. Genetic tests. Default judgment, when.

  • Sec. 46b-172. (Formerly Sec. 52-442a). Acknowledgment of paternity and agreement to support; judgment. Review of acknowledgment of paternity.

  • Sec. 46b-172a. Filing of claim for paternity by putative father. Child as party. Attorney General as party. Hearing. Rights and responsibilities upon adjudication or acknowledgement of paternity. Claim for paternity after death of putatuve father.

Chapter 818. Connecticut Parentage Act

Court Rules

Selected Court Rules:

Chapter 25 - Procedures in Family Matters

  • Sec. 25-68 - Right to Counsel in State Initiated Paternity Actions

Chapter 25a - Family Support Magistrate Matters

  • Sec. 25a-17 - Motion to Open Judgment of Paternity by Acknowledgment

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