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Legal Statutes: Vermont

UPDATED March 29, 2017

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Subchapter 3A. Parentage Proceedings

back to top308. 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 alleged parents are legally married to each other.

1989, Adj. Sess., No. 220, § 31; 1993, Adj. Sess., No. 228, § 13; 2013, Adj. Sess., No. 183, § 3, eff. July 1, 2014.