The Law Office of Kurt H King

February 1, 2010

Setting Aside Paternity In Missouri

Filed under: Custody,Family Law,Paternity,Support — kurthking @ 4:26 pm
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Couple things fathers may need to know about paternity cases in Missouri. A 2009 Missouri law, 210.854, lets fathers get a court order of DNA paternity testing even after a court says that a particular guy is the father of the child involved. Deadline to file is December 31, 2011, but after that date you have to file the petition to set aside the paternity judgment within 2 years of the date that established paternity. If you wait too long, you may be out of luck. Second thing to know is that the local Clay County, Missouri, court clerk requires that you know the child’s SSN to file the case. Some mother’s don’t want to tell a guy that he is the father and do not trust him with the child’s SSN.

This law is a good thing for a father who failed to request a paternity test.  That happens sometimes when a father does not understand the Missouri court rules, did not see the notice of his right to request a paternity test, or maybe simply was sure he was the father but now is not.

Kurt H. King
Law Office of Kurt H. King
816.781.6000
20 E. Franklin
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri 64068
http://www.kurthking.com

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