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Who is an acknowledged father in Michigan?


An acknowledged father is more than just an idea. It is a legal concept in the State of Michigan. Generally, the acknowledged father is the biological father of a father born out of wedlock. 

He is called as such because he acknowledges his rights and obligations as a father in a Declaration of Paternity that establishes the paternity of an individual. 

Once the declaration is signed, the father gives up certain rights and accepts certain obligations. 

Giving Up Rights

When the declaration of paternity is signed, the acknowledged father waives the following rights:

  • The right to blood or genetic tests to determine if he is the biological father.;
  • Any right to a court-appointed attorney to represent him in court to determine if he is the biological father; and
  • The right to a trial to determine if he is the biological father.

Getting Responsibilities

The acknowledged father gets all of the responsibilities of a father as if the parents of the child are married.

In a file to be shared in the coming months, we will provide a summary of some of the information that you need to know when establishing paternity in Michigan. 

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