§ 722.711 Definitions
§ 722.712 Child born out of wedlock; liability of parents; duties of court; medical expenses; death of father of child born out of wedlock; “Medicaid” defined
§ 722.714 Paternity proceeding; parties; venue; action not required; commencement of action; statute of limitations; initiating and conducting proceedings; child support formula as guideline; verification of co
§ 722.714a Summons or notice; notification of obligation and rights; court order for genetic paternity testing
§ 722.714b Effect of paternity in another state
§ 722.715 Mother and alleged father competent to testify; cross-examination; exclusion of public; continuance until birth of child
§ 722.716 Pretrial proceedings; blood or tissue typing determinations as to mother, child, and alleged father; court order; refusal to submit to typing or identification profiling; qualifications of person cond
§ 722.716a Information obtained from genetic paternity testing; disclosure prohibited; retention and destruction of material; confidentiality; sale, transfer, or offer; audit; violation as misdemeanor; penalty
§ 722.717 Order of filiation; circumstances; contents; support order; retroactivity; enforcement of judgment or order; fee; report to director of department of community health; service of copies to parties
§ 722.717b Provisions for custody and parenting time; temporary order in case of dispute; referral to friend of the court; attorneys not required to represent parties in dispute
§ 722.718 Payments to friend of court, clerk of court, or state disbursement unit; disbursement
§ 722.719 Bond to perform court order and indemnify county; filing; dismissal of complaint; default; issuance of citation to principal and sureties; service; execution; contempt of court; commitment; decree or
§ 722.720 Continuing jurisdiction; purposes
§ 722.721 Mother’s support and education of child born out of wedlock; bond; default; liability of father
§ 722.722 False complaint; penalty
§ 722.724 Appeal; stay of execution, bond, security for costs
§ 722.725 Reference to mother as parent of child in records, certificates, or other papers
§ 722.726 Application of act
§ 722.727 Fees; assessment in order of filiation
§ 722.728 Enforcement remedies
§ 722.729a Centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees
§ 722.730 Paternity act; short title

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 722 > Act 205 of 1956

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Child: means a child born out of wedlock. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • Child born out of wedlock: means a child begotten and born to a woman who was not married from the conception to the date of birth of the child, or a child that the court has determined to be a child born or conceived during a marriage but not the issue of that marriage. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • 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.
  • Court: means the circuit court. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • DNA identification profile: means the results of the DNA identification profiling of genetic testing material. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • DNA identification profiling: means a validated scientific method of analyzing components of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules in a sample of genetic testing material to identify the pattern of the components' chemical structure that is unique to the individual. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • 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.
  • Genetic testing material: means a sample of an individual's blood, saliva, or tissue collected from the individual that is used for genetic paternity testing conducted under this act. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • 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.
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mother: means the mother of a child born out of wedlock. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • oath: shall be construed to include the word "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed". See Michigan Laws 8.3k
  • 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.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • SDU: means the entity established in section 6 of the office of child support act, 1971 PA 174, MCL 400. See Michigan Laws 722.711
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • shall not apply: means that the pertinent provision is not operative as to certain persons or things or in conjunction with a particular date or dates. See Michigan Laws 8.4c
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summary report: means a written summary of the DNA identification profile that includes only the following information:

    (i) The court case number, if applicable, the laboratory case number or identification number, and the family independence agency case number. See Michigan Laws 722.711

  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.