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The below information is a general guide to Indiana State Paternity Laws. Please conduct further research on your state laws for current or updated information or contact a family attorney for professional legal advice. For information on state collection locations, click here.
Link: Indiana Child Support
Required Probability of Paternity for Indiana Courts: 99%
Required Paternity Index: None at this time
Chapter 7. Presumption of Paternity
IC 31-14-7-1 Presumptions; child’s biological father
Sec. 1. A man is presumed to be a child’s biological father if:
(1) the: (A) man and the child’s biological mother are or have been married to each other; and
(B) child is born during the marriage or not later than three hundred (300) days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, or dissolution;
(2) the: (A) man and the child’s biological mother attempted to marry each other by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with the law, even though the marriage: (i) is void under IC 31-11-8-2, IC 31-11-8-3, IC 31-11-8-4, or IC 31-11-8-6; or (ii) is voidable under IC 31-11-9; and
(B) child is born during the attempted marriage or not later than three hundred (300) days after the attempted marriage is terminated by death, annulment, or dissolution; or
(3) the man undergoes a genetic test that indicates with at least a ninety-nine percent (99%) probability that the man is the child’s biological father.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.138-2001, SEC.6.
IC 31-14-7-2 Rebuttable presumption; child’s biological father
Sec. 2. (a) If there is not a presumed biological father under section 1 or 1.5 of this chapter, there is a rebuttable presumption that a man is the child’s biological father if, with the consent of the child’s mother, the man:
(1) receives the child into the man’s home; and
(2) openly holds the child out as the man’s biological child.
(b) The circumstances under this section do not establish the man’s paternity. A man’s paternity may only be established as described in IC 31-14-2-1.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.138-2001, SEC.7.
IC 31-14-7-3 Paternity affidavits
Sec. 3. A man is a child’s legal father if the man executed a paternity affidavit in accordance with IC 16-37-2-2.1 and the paternity affidavit has not been rescinded or set aside under IC 16-37-2-2.1.
As added by P.L.138-2001, SEC.8.
Link: Indiana Codes and Laws
This information is a general guide. Research your state laws for current information or contact a family attorney.