TITLE I: Pleadings and Motions; Filing; Entries

 

1.24 Pregnancy Disclosure and Disputed Parentage

In actions for divorce, dissolution of marriage, annulment and legal separation:

  1. Where the wife is pregnant or either party asserts that a child born during the marriage is not the husband’s child, the initial pleading shall set forth the husband’s paternity status in relation to the child;

  2. If a pregnancy or disputed paternity status has not been disclosed in the initial pleadings, an amended pleading shall be filed setting forth the husband’s paternity status in relation to the child;

  3. If either party denies the husband’s paternity, the Court shall proceed, pursuant to ORC Chapter 3111.10, to determine if the parent and child relationship exists between the husband and the child, and then shall proceed to hear and determine all aspects of the case. 

 

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