§ 722.1431 Short title
§ 722.1433 Definitions
§ 722.1435 Applicability of sections to certain actions
§ 722.1437 Action for revocation of acknowledgment of paternity; filing; agreement to transfer prosecutor’s responsibilities; proceeding on behalf of state; affidavit; order for blood or tissue typing or DNA ide
§ 722.1438 Action for order determining genetic father not child’s father
§ 722.1439 Motion to set aside determination
§ 722.1441 Determination that child born out of wedlock
§ 722.1443 Court action
§ 722.1445 Determination of paternity

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 722 > Act 159 of 2012

  • Acknowledged father: means a man who has affirmatively held himself out to be the child's father by executing an acknowledgment of parentage under the acknowledgment of parentage act, 1996 PA 305, MCL 722. See Michigan Laws 722.1433
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliated father: means a man who has been determined in a court to be the child's father. See Michigan Laws 722.1433
  • Alleged father: means a man who by his actions could have fathered the child. See Michigan Laws 722.1433
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Genetic father: means a man whose paternity has been determined solely through genetic testing under the paternity act, 1956 PA 205, MCL 722. See Michigan Laws 722.1433
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Order of filiation: means a judicial order establishing an affiliated father. See Michigan Laws 722.1433
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Presumed father: means a man who is presumed to be the child's father by virtue of his marriage to the child's mother at the time of the child's conception or birth. See Michigan Laws 722.1433
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o