2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 891. Presumptions.
891.395 Presumption as to time of conception.

891.395

891.395 Presumption as to time of conception. In any paternity proceeding, in the absence of a valid birth certificate indicating the birth weight, the mother shall be competent to testify as to the birth weight of the child whose paternity is at issue, and where the child whose paternity is at issue weighed 5 1/2 pounds or more at the time of its birth, the testimony of the mother as to the weight shall be presumptive evidence that the child was a full term child, unless competent evidence to the contrary is presented to the court. The conception of the child shall be presumed to have occurred within a span of time extending from 240 days to 300 days before the date of its birth, unless competent evidence to the contrary is presented to the court.

891.395 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 352.

891.395 - ANNOT.

When competent medical testimony limited the conceptive period to 2 weeks, testimony of sexual relations outside that period was inadmissible unless offered by the mother. State ex rel. J. A. S. v. M. E. S. 142 Wis. 2d 300, 418 N.W.2d 32 (Ct. App. 1987).

891.395 - ANNOT.

A fact finder can find a date of conception other than the date asserted either by the mother or the putative father. In re Paternity of A. M. C. 144 Wis. 2d 621, 424 N.W.2d 707 (1988).

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