Establishing Paternity for Purposes of a Child Protective Proceedings.

Journal Name
Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal.
Journal Volume
8
Page Count
10
Year Published
2004
Author (Individual)
Miller, Tobin L.
Author (Organization)
State Bar of Michigan. Children's Law Section.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
This article reviews a protocol on locating and involving absent fathers in child protective proceedings under Michigan law. It explains how to distinguish legal, equitable, and putative fathers under the law, steps for Family Independence Agency caseworkers to take to establish legal fatherhood, and putative father hearings in child protective proceedings. The application of the presumption of legitimacy to child protective proceedings under Michigan law is explored, and key State court cases are cited. 67 references.

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