2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs
Article 11A - New Mexico Uniform Parentage Act
Article 3 - VOLUNTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PATERNITY
Section 40-11A-302 - Execution of acknowledgment of paternity. (2009)


NM Stat § 40-11A-302 (2013) What's This?

40-11A-302. Execution of acknowledgment of paternity.  (2009) 
A.   An acknowledgment of paternity shall:
(1)   be on a form provided by the bureau;
(2)   be signed or otherwise authenticated under penalty of perjury by the mother and by the man seeking to establish his paternity;
(3)   state that the child whose paternity is being acknowledged:
(a)   does not have a presumed father or has a presumed father whose full name is stated; and
(b)   does not have another acknowledged or adjudicated father;
(4)   state whether there has been genetic testing and, if so, that the acknowledging man's claim of paternity is consistent with the results of the testing; and
(5)   state that the signatories understand that the acknowledgment is the equivalent of a judicial adjudication of paternity of the child and that a challenge to the acknowledgment is permitted only under limited circumstances and is barred after two years.
B.   An acknowledgment of paternity is void if it:
(1)   states that another man is a presumed father, unless a denial of paternity signed or otherwise authenticated by the presumed father is filed with the bureau;
(2)   states that another man is an acknowledged or adjudicated father; or
(3)   falsely denies the existence of a presumed, acknowledged or adjudicated father of the child.
C.   A presumed father may sign or otherwise authenticate an acknowledgment of paternity.
History: Laws 2009, ch. 215, § 3-302.

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