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Paternity Testing Information for the Oklahoma (OK)

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The Oklahoma Statute

56-238.6B. Notice of paternity and support obligations - Contents - Voluntary acknowledgments - Notification of State Registrar of Vital Statistics - Genetic testing.

A. The Department of Human Services may serve a notice of paternity and support obligations on an individual alleged to be the parent of a child for whom paternity has not been judicially or administratively established. Venue for such action shall be, at the option of the plaintiff, in the county where the mother, father or child resides. Service of the notice shall be in the same manner as a summons in a civil action pursuant to Section 2004 of Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes. 

B. The notice shall be verified and have attached to it a copy of any affidavit acknowledging paternity or any blood or other genetic test results, if available, and shall state: 

1. The name and date of birth of any minor children, along with the name of the natural mother and custodian, if different than the mother or putative father; 

2. The amount of child support and other support, including the amounts ordered pursuant to paragraph 3 of this subsection, to be ordered in accordance with the Child Support Guidelines provided in Section 118 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes; 

3. The amount of reimbursement for the costs of the birth and the reasonable expenses of providing for said child which has accrued or is accruing, provided that the liability for the above costs shall be imposed for five (5) years preceding the issuance of the notice; 

4. That health insurance for the child whenever such insurance is available through employment or other group health insurance plan and that payment of proportionate share of any unreimbursed health costs shall be required; 

5. The amount of reimbursement requested for the costs of the genetic test to determine paternity, if any; 

6. That an immediate income assignment will be effectuated for payment of current support and any judgments entered; 

7. That in the absence of genetic test results or an affidavit acknowledging paternity a notice to appear and show cause why the administrative judge should not determine him to be the father will be issued; 

8. That a father may object to the notice of paternity and support obligations. To object he must, within twenty (20) days of the date of service, make a written request for a hearing to show cause why he should not appear for genetic testing, and be determined to be the father of any such children, liable for the support requested in the notice, for the costs accrued and accruing or the amount to be paid thereon; 

9. That if paternity is disputed, the Administrative Law Judge shall enter an order directing genetic tests to determine paternity and advise the putative father that if he fails to appear he will be in default and an order will be entered against him. If the putative father is not excluded, and the statistical probability of paternity according to scientifically reliable genetic tests including but not limited to blood tests is ninety-eight percent (98%) or less and he is contesting the issue of paternity, he may request the Department to remove the action to district court to determine paternity. If the statistical probability of paternity is greater than ninety-eight percent (98%), or the statistical probability is ninety-eight percent (98%) or less and the father does not request the Department to remove to district court within fifteen (15) days of the Department mailing the genetic test or other test results, determination of paternity shall become final for all intents and purposes and may be overturned only by appeal to district court. Any such request shall be in writing and served on the Department personally or by registered or certified mail; 

10. That if the putative father fails to appear at the genetic testing, show cause, or any subsequent hearing or if no notice to appear for genetic testing was served and no hearing is requested on or before twenty (20) days from the date of service, the finding of paternity shall become final and a support order entered. The order shall be docketed with the district court in the county of residence of the custodian or the child. If neither the custodian nor the child reside in the state, the order shall be docketed in the county of residence of the noncustodial parent. The support order shall be enforced in the same manner as an order of the district court; 

11. That at any time after paternity is determined, the Department may set a hearing to determine the child support obligation, if child support has not already been established. Failure to appear at such hearing will result in a support order being entered against the noncustodial parent; and 

12. That if the mother and father have voluntarily signed an acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to Section 1-311.3 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the signed voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is considered a legal finding of paternity, subject to the right of any signatory to rescind the acknowledgment within the earlier of: a. sixty (60) days, or b. the date of an administrative or judicial proceeding relating to the child, including but not limited to a proceeding to establish a support order, in which the signatory is a party. After the sixty-day period referred to in subparagraph a of this paragraph, a signed voluntary acknowledgment of paternity may be challenged in court only on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact, with the burden of proof upon the challenger. The legal responsibilities, including but not limited to child support obligations, of any signatory arising from the acknowledgment may not be suspended during the challenge, except for good cause shown. This paragraph shall not be interpreted to authorize the rescission of an acknowledgement of paternity if such rescission would be prohibited under applicable federal law. C. The Department may accept voluntary acknowledgments of support liability and support amounts. D. If the father's name has not been entered on the child's birth certificate, the Department of Human Services shall notify the State Registrar of Vital Statistics who shall enter the father's name on the birth certificate. E. If child support services are being provided pursuant to Section 237 of this title, prior to the issuance of the notice of paternity and support obligation, a father who denies paternity may request that a genetic test or other test be administered. The request for testing shall be in writing and served on the Department personally or by registered or certified mail. F. If a request for testing is made pursuant to subsection B or E of this section, the Department shall arrange for the test and, pursuant to rules promulgated by the Department, may advance the cost of such testing. The Department shall mail a copy of the test results by a certificate of mailing to the father's last-known address. If a request for genetic tests was made pursuant to subsection E of this section, the Department shall mail the notice of paternity and support obligations to the father by certificate of mailing to the father's last-known address. G. If genetic testing excludes a person from being a natural parent, the Department shall dismiss any pending court or administrative collection proceedings against the person. The State Registrar of Vital Statistics shall remove the name of the person listed as the father from the birth certificate, upon notice from the Department that such person has been excluded by genetic testing. Once paternity is established, the State Registrar of Vital Statistics shall correct its records and amend the birth certificate to reflect the father's name. H. If both the custodian and the father agree to change the surname of the child to that of the father, the Department may order the name changed. Upon receipt of an order changing the child's surname, the State Registrar of Vital Statistics shall correct its records and amend the birth certificate to reflect the name change. I. All docketed administrative orders shall be modified and enforced in the same manner as an order of the district court.

Added by Laws 1994, c. 356, 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 402, 21, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1999, c. 396, 22, emerg. eff. June 10, 1999.

 

 

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