2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 10. Children
§10-7700-637. Binding effect of determination of parentage.

10 OK Stat § 10-7700-637 (2014) What's This?

A. Except as otherwise provided in subsection B of this section, a determination of parentage is binding on:

1. All signatories to an acknowledgment or denial of paternity as provided in Article 3 of the Uniform Parentage Act; and

2. All parties to an adjudication by a court acting under circumstances that satisfy the jurisdictional requirements of Section 601-201 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

B. A child is not bound by a determination of parentage under the Uniform Parentage Act unless:

1. The determination was based on an unrescinded acknowledgment of paternity and the acknowledgment is consistent with the results of genetic testing;

2. The adjudication of parentage was based on a finding consistent with the results of genetic testing and the consistency is declared in the determination or is otherwise shown; or

3. The child was a party or was represented in the proceeding determining parentage by an attorney or guardian ad litem.

C. In a proceeding to dissolve a marriage, the court is deemed to have made an adjudication of the parentage of a child if the court acts under circumstances that satisfy the jurisdictional requirements of Section 601-201 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes and the final order:

1. Expressly identifies a child as a “child of the marriage”, “issue of the marriage”, or similar words indicating that the husband is the father of the child; or

2. Provides for support of the child by the husband unless paternity is specifically disclaimed in the order.

D. Except as otherwise provided in subsection B of this section, a determination of parentage may be a defense in a subsequent proceeding seeking to adjudicate parentage by an individual who was not a party to the earlier proceeding.

E. A party to an adjudication of paternity may challenge the adjudication only under law of this state relating to appeal, vacation of judgments, or other judicial review.

Added by Laws 2006, c. 116, § 56, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.

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