What is Paternity and how do I Establish Paternity of a Child?

Authored By: Alaska Legal Services

Information on Paternity in Alaska

Establishing paternity means legally determining the father of a child. Once established, the father's name can be placed on the child's birth certificate and he has legal rights and responsibility for the child.

Disestablishing paternity is legally un-naming a person as the child's father, removing the legal rights and responsibilities.

The Alaska Court System's Family Law Self Center's FAQ on Paternity is excellent and includes answers to many common questions as well as links to court forms you may need.

Last Review and Update: Jul 24, 2023
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