2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10. Children
§10-7700-607. Two-year limitation in proceedings with presumed father - Exception.

10 OK Stat § 10-7700-607 (2014) What's This?

A. Except as otherwise provided in subsection B of this section, a proceeding brought by a presumed father, the mother, or another individual to adjudicate the parentage of a child having a presumed father shall be commenced not later than two (2) years after the birth of the child.

B. A proceeding seeking to disprove the father-child relationship between a child and the child's presumed father may be maintained at any time in accordance with Section 7700-608 of this title if the court, prior to an order disproving the father-child relationship, determines that:

1. The presumed father and the mother of the child neither cohabited nor engaged in sexual intercourse with each other during the probable time of conception; and

2. The presumed father never openly held out the child as his own.

C. A proceeding seeking to disprove the father-child relationship between a child and the child's presumed or acknowledged father may be maintained at any time if the court determines that the biological father, presumed or acknowledged father, and the mother agree to adjudicate the biological father's parentage in accordance with Sections 7700-608 and 7700-636 of this title. If the presumed or acknowledged father or mother is unavailable, the court may proceed if it is determined that diligent efforts have been made to locate the unavailable party and it would not be prejudicial to the best interest of the child to proceed without that party. In a proceeding under this section, the court shall enter an order either confirming the existing father-child relationship or adjudicating the biological father as the parent of the child. A final order under this subsection shall not leave the child without an acknowledged or adjudicated father.

Added by Laws 2006, c. 116, § 40, eff. Nov. 1, 2006. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 99, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2014, c. 96, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.

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