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The Rights of Unmarried Fathers
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2010|
Current Through June 2010
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Reviews the State laws related to unmarried fathers and explains the circumstances in which a man may be presumed to be the father of a child, paternity registries, alternate means for establishing paternity, revocations of claims, and access to information. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are accessible through the State Statute Search.
Table of ContentsConstitutional Rights
States' Definitions of 'Father'
Alternative Means to Establish Paternity
Revocation of Claim
Access to Information
Summary of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2010). The rights of unmarried fathers. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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