DECLARATION OF PATERNITY

A Declaration of Paternity form is used to legally establish the paternity (the biological father) of a child when the mother and the father are not married to each other.   It should be signed by the biological mother only if she is not married.  It may be signed by the biological father regardless of his marital status.  The Declaration of Paternity is a voluntary act and provides the father and child to certain rights. 

Please refer to the Declaration of Paternity form for more details or consult an attorney.

Signing the Declaration of Paternity is a voluntary act, and by doing so the biological father will be giving up some rights that he may have, including the right to a court trial to decide the issue of paternity.  

Child's Information (please retrieve this information directly from the Birth Certificate):

  • First, middle and last name (separated by comma)
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Place of birth (usually hospital name)
  • City of occurrence
  • County of occurrence

Father's Information:

  • First, middle and last name (separated by comma)
  • Date of birth
  • State of birth (or country if outside of US)
  • Contact number
  • Social Security Number 
  • Address (#, street, city, state, zip code)

Mother's Information (please retrieve this information directly from the Birth Certificate):

  • First, middle and last name
  • Date of birth
  • State of birth
  • Contact number
  • Social Security Number