2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 205 of 1956


THE PATERNITY ACT

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:

DocumentDescription
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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