CSS Letter 04-30: Set Aside of Paternity Judgment (12/15/04)

The Department of Child Support Services has issued CSS letter 04-30 which implements A.B. 252 regarding paternity disestablishment. The legislation and implementing instructions establish a two year time frame for a father to move for paternity disestablishment after the father knew or should have known of the paternity judgment if a genetic test shows that the person against whom judgment was entered is not the father. The legislation also establishes standards for when a court can order genetic tests to prove paternity in cases involving the Local Child Support Agency. [Download]