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  • PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • TITLE III DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • CHAPTER 209C CHILDREN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK

Section 1 - Declaration of purpose; definition; responsibility for support

Section 2 - Paternity; acknowledgment or adjudication; statistical information of parties; transmission to registrar

Section 3 - Paternity and support actions; jurisdiction; enforcement of prior orders or judgments; juvenile court commitment proceedings; parents convicted of first degree murder

Section 4 - Venue; service

Section 5 - Persons entitled to maintain actions or execute voluntary acknowledgment of parentage; parties

Section 6 - Presumption of paternity; mandatory joinder

Section 7 - Representation in paternity actions; appointment of counsel; burden of proof

Section 8 - Judgment of paternity; age of father; notice

Section 9 - Judgment or order for support; health insurance; financial statement; determination of amount; notice

Section 10 - Award of custody; criteria

Section 11 - Acknowledgment of parentage; approval; parental agreements regarding custody, support and visitation

Section 12 - Trial; exclusion of public

Section 13 - Inspection of documents; copies; segregation of records

Section 14 - Complaints brought prior to birth

Section 15 - Temporary orders; enforcement; information required to be given to petitioner; domestic violence record search

Section 16 - Competency to testify; refusal to testify; costs of tests; admissibility of evidence; failure of party to attend; testimony by telephone or affidavit

Section 17 - Genetic marker tests; affidavit; refusal to submit to test; costs

Section 18 - Judgments or orders of support; enforcement

Section 19 - Judgment or temporary order of support; enforcement

Section 20 - Modification of judgments; jurisdiction

Section 21 - Action to determine mother and child relationship

Section 22 - Proceedings barred under this chapter

Section 23 - Intermarriage of parents; jurisdiction

Section 24 - Forms