2015 Maryland Code
Title 5 - CHILDREN
Subtitle 3 - GUARDIANSHIP TO AND ADOPTION THROUGH LOCAL DEPARTMENT
Part I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 5-306 - Paternity
(a) In general. -- Unless a court excludes a man as the father of a child, a man is the father if:
(1) the man was married to the child's mother at the time of the child's conception;
(2) the man was married to the child's mother at the time of the child's birth;
(3) the man is named as the father on the child's birth certificate and has not signed a denial of paternity;
(4) the child's mother has named the man as the child's father and the man has not signed a denial of paternity;
(5) the man has been adjudicated to be the child's father;
(6) the man has acknowledged himself, orally or in writing, to be the child's father and the mother agrees; or
(7) on the basis of genetic testing, the man is indicated to be the child's biological father.
(b) Notice and hearing on paternity claim. --
(1) A petitioner under Part II or Part III of this subtitle shall give a juvenile court notice that a man who is not named in the petition and has not been excluded as a father claims paternity.
(2) After a request of a party or claimant and before ruling on a petition under Part II or Part III of this subtitle, a juvenile court shall hold a hearing on the issue of paternity.
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