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# 1 - Paternity Law (Oregon) - 2008 revision

Monograph #1                                                                   October,  2008

PATERNITY LAW - OREGON  (2008 revision)

I. (§16.1) SCOPE OF CHAPTER

II. (§16.2) JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY
    A. Overview
        1. (§16.3) Biological Paternity Versus Legal Paternity
        2. (§16.4) Equity Proceeding, Controlled by ORCP
    B. Commencement of Filiation Proceedings
        1. (§16.5) Child Born out of Wedlock
        2. (§16.6) Statutory Definition of Respondent
        3. (§16.7) Parties and Legal Standing
        4. (§16.8) Form and Content of Petition to Establish Legal Paternity
        5. (§16.9) Summons and Service
        6. (§16.10) Jurisdiction and Venue for Filiation Proceedings
        7. (§16.11) Time Limitations
        8. (§16.12) Notice to Vital Records (Center for Health Statistics)
        9. (§16.13) Notice to Division of Child Support
        10. (§16.14) No Right to Court-Appointed Lawyer
    C. (§16.15) Conception by Deception: Not a Defense
    D. (§16.16) Judgment Based on Default
    E. (§16.17) Putative Father’s Admission of Paternity
    F. Discovery
        1. (§16.18) ORCP Apply
        2. (§16.19) Deposition of Putative Father
        3. (§16.20) Putative Father’s Claim of Fifth Amendment Privilege
        4. (§16.21) Deposition of Mother
        5. (§16.22) Blood Tests
        6. (§16.23) Agency records
    G. Summary Judgment
        1. (§16.24) In General
        2. (§16.25) In Favor of Paternity, Based on Blood Tests Showing         Inclusion
        3. (§16.26) Against Paternity, Based on Blood Tests Showing Exclusion
    H. (§16.27) Temporary Support Based on Blood Test Inclusionary Result
    I. Trial
        1. (§16.28) No Right to Jury Trial
        2. (§16.29) Burden of Persuasion and Standard of Proof
        3. (§16.30) Evidence
            a. (§16.31) Corroboration Required
            b. (§16.32) Admissibility of Blood Test Evidence
            c. (§16.33) Presumed Paternity Based on “Paternity Index”
            d. (§16.34) Disputing the Disputable Presumption
            e. (§16.35) Admission of Blood Test Evidence by Affidavit
            f. (§16.36) Character of Mother; Sexual Relations with Other Men
            g. (§16.37) Lord Mansfield’s Rule
            h. (§16.38) Display of Child
            i. (§16.39) Date of Conception
    J. Filiation Judgments and Judicial Relief
        1. (§16.40) Form and Content of Filiation Judgment
        2. (§16.41) Stipulations and Settlements
        3. (§16.42) Provisions for Child Support
        4. (§16.43) Attorney Fees
        5. (§16.44) Costs
        6. (§16.45) Custody and Parenting Time
        7. (§16.46) Change of Child’s Last Name
        8. (§16.47) Social Security Number
    K. (§16.48) Appeal
    L. (§16.49) Modification of Filiation Judgment
    M. Relief from Filiation Judgment
        1. (§16.50) Relief Under ORCP 71
        2. (§16.51) Relief Under ORS 109.072
    N. (§16.52) Custody and Parenting Time After Paternity Has Been Established
    O. (§16.53) Contract Between Never-Married Parents for Full Settlement of All Claims

III. (§16.54) ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY
    A. (§16.55) Overview
    B. (§16.56) Parties
    C. (§16.57) Administrative Proceedings at Request of Self-Alleged Father
    D. (§16.58) Commencement of Proceeding; Notice and Finding of Financial Responsibility
    E. (§16.59) Service of Notice
    F. (§16.60) Respondent’s Response
    G. (§16.61) Failure to Respond; Establishing Paternity on Default
    H. Blood Testing in Administrative Proceedings
        1. (§16.62) Authority to Order
        2. (§16.63) Payment of Blood Test Costs
        3. (§16.64) Effect of Refusal to Submit to Administrative Blood Test Order
        4. (§16.65) Request for Second Test
        5. (§16.66) Temporary Support Based on Blood Test Report
        6. (§16.67) Certification to Circuit Court for Judicial Determination of Paternity
    I. (§16.68) Discovery in Administrative Proceedings
    J. (§16.69) Administrative Determination of Paternity
    K. (§16.70) De Novo Judicial Review of Default Administrative Order
    L. (§16.71) Order for Child Support
    M. (§16.72) Recovery of Blood Test Costs
    N. (§16.73) Change of Child’s Last Name
    O. (§16.74) Child’s Birth Certificate
    P. (§16.75) Custody and Parenting Time
    Q. (§16.76) Relief From Compliance With Administrative Order
    R. (§16.77) Reopening Administrative Order Establishing Paternity
    S. (§16.78) Modification of Administrative Order

IV. (§16.79) OTHER METHODS TO ESTABLISH PATERNITY
    A. (§16.80) Child Conceived During Marriage
    B. (§16.81) Child Born During Marriage
        1. (§16.82) Presumption of Husband’s Paternity of Wife’s Child
        2. (§16.83) Rebutting the Presumption
        3. (§16.84) Legal Standing to Rebut the Presumption
        4. (§16.85) Admission of Rebuttal Evidence
    C. (§16.86) Child Born Within 300 Days After Divorce, Annulment, or Legal Separation
        1. (§16.87) Husband’s Paternity Presumed
        2. (§16.88) Rebutting the Presumption
        3. (§16.89) Legal Standing to Rebut the Presumption
        4. (§16.90) Admission of Rebuttal Evidence
    D. (§16.91) Child Born Within 300 Days After Husband’s Death
        1. (§16.92) Husband’s Paternity Presumed
        2. (§16.93) Rebutting the Presumption
        3. (§16.94) Admission of Rebuttal Evidence
    E. (§16.95) Marriage of Parents After Child’s Birth
    F. (§16.96) Voluntary Acknowledgment by Biological Parents
    G. (§16.97) Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity in Another State
    H. (§16.98) By Other Provision of Law

V. DISESTABLISHING PATERNITY
    A. Rescinding or Challenging a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity
        1. (§16.99) Rescission
        2. (§16.100) Judicial Challenge
        3. (§16.101) Alternative Administrative Procedure (Blood Tests Not Previously Done)
    B. (§16.102) Paternity Established by Marriage After Child’s Birth
    C. (§16.103) Statutory Proceeding to Vacate Paternity Determination (ORS 109.072)
    D. (§16.104) Motion to Vacate Judgment (ORCP 71)

VI. BLOOD TESTS
    A. (§16.105) Introduction
        1. (§16.106) Definition of Blood Tests
        2. (§16.107) Authority to Order Blood Tests
        3. (§16.108) Basic Concepts of Paternity Blood Testing
        4. (§16.109) Plemel v. Walter
    B. (§16.110) Overview of the Blood-Testing Process
        1. (§16.111) Initial Analysis: Inclusion versus Exclusion
        2. (§16.112) The Paternity Index
        3. (§16.113) The Probability of Paternity
        4. (§16.114) Doing the Arithmetic
    C. (§16.115) Admissibility of Blood Test Evidence
    D. (§16.116) DNA Testing
    E. (§16.117) Comment from U.S. Supreme Court on Paternity
Blood Tests
    F. (§16.118) Blood Test Costs
    G. (§16.119) Blood Testing Laboratories
    H. (§16.120) Sample of Blood Test Reports

VII. (§16.121) CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME AFTER
PATERNITY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED

VIII. MISCELLANEOUS
    A. (§16.122) Paternity by Estoppel
    B. (§16.123) Effect of Prior Agreements or Proceedings with Regard to Nonpaternity
    C. (§16.124) No Right to Court-Appointed Lawyer
    D. (§16.125) Court Records Open for Public Inspection
    E. (§16.126) Name of Father on Child’s Birth Certificate
    F. (§16.127) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
 
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