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Vermont Paternity Law

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Vermont Paternity Law: Section 308

§ 308. Presumption of parentage.

A person alleged to be a parent shall be rebuttably presumed to be the natural parent of a child if:

(1) the alleged parent fails to submit without good cause to genetic testing as ordered; or

(2) the alleged parents have voluntarily acknowledged parentage under the laws of this state or any other state, by filling out and signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage form and filing the completed and witnessed form with the department of health; or

(3) the probability that the alleged parent is the biological parent exceeds 98 percent as established by a scientifically reliable genetic test; or

(4) the child is born while the husband and wife are legally married to each other.

Added 1989, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 31; 1993, No. 228 (Adj. Sess.), § 13.

Required Probability of Paternity for Vermont Courts: 98%
Required Paternity Index: None

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