2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 205 of 1956


Act 205 of 1956

AN ACT to confer upon circuit courts jurisdiction over proceedings to compel and provide support of children born out of wedlock; to prescribe the procedure for determination of such liability; to authorize agreements providing for furnishing of such support and to provide for the enforcement thereof; and to prescribe penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act.

History: 1956, Act 205, Eff. Aug. 11, 1956

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 722.711Definitions.
Section 722.712Child born out of wedlock; liability of parents.
Section 722.713Repealed. 1996, Act 308, Eff. June 1, 1997.
Section 722.714Paternity proceeding; parties; venue; action not required; commencement of action; statute of limitations; initiating and conducting proceedings; utilization of child support formula; verification of complaint; charge; summons; default judgment; genetic paternity testing; next friend or guardian ad litem; rights of indigent defendant; order of filiation.
Section 722.714aSummons or notice; notification of obligation and rights; court order for genetic paternity testing.
Section 722.714bEffect of paternity in another state.
Section 722.715Mother and alleged father competent to testify; cross-examination; exclusion of public; continuance until birth of child.
Section 722.716Pretrial proceedings; blood or tissue typing determinations as to mother, child, and alleged father; court order; refusal to submit to typing or identification profiling; qualifications of person conducting typing or identification profiling; compensation of expert; result of typing or identification profiling; filing summary report; objection; admissibility; presumption; burden of proof; summary disposition.
Section 722.716aInformation obtained from genetic paternity testing; disclosure prohibited; retention and destruction of material; confidentiality; sale, transfer, or offer; audit; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 722.717Order of filiation; circumstances; contents; support order; retroactivity; enforcement of judgment or order; fee; reports to director of department of community health; service of copies to parties.
Section 722.717aRepealed. 2001, Act 109, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
Section 722.717bProvisions for custody and parenting time; temporary order in case of dispute; referral to friend of the court; attorneys not required to represent parties in dispute.
Section 722.718Payments to friend of court, clerk of court, or state disbursement unit; disbursement.
Section 722.719Bond to perform court order and indemnify county; filing; dismissal of complaint; default; issuance of citation to principal and sureties; service; execution; contempt of court; commitment; decree or judgment; appointment of receiver.
Section 722.720Continuing jurisdiction; purposes.
Section 722.720aRepealed. 1982, Act 296, Eff. July 1, 1983.
Section 722.721Mother's support and education of child born out of wedlock; bond; default; liability of father.
Section 722.722False complaint; penalty.
Section 722.723Repealed. 1982, Act 296, Eff. July 1, 1983.
Section 722.724Appeal; stay of execution, bond, security for costs.
Section 722.725Reference to mother as parent of child in records, certificates, or other papers.
Section 722.726Application of act.
Section 722.727Fees; assessment in order of filiation.
Section 722.728Enforcement remedies.
Section 722.729Reimbursement of county for cost of enforcing support or parenting time orders; service fee; computation, payment, and disposition; failure or refusal to pay service fee; contempt.
Section 722.729aTransition to centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Section 722.730Paternity act; short title.

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