– from Cheryl U. in Newburg, WI

Question Details:

My child was born weighing exactly 5 pounds. I understand that this causes the statutory presumptive period of conception to not apply. Is there any other way I can prove paternity?

Family Law Attorney Response:

Thank you for your question

Proving paternity without the statutory-enforced presumptive period of conception was discussed in B.A.C. v. T.L.G. (In re Paternity of J.S.C.). If the child is not full term, other competent evidence including menstrual periods and sexual acts must establish the conceptive period. However, it is not essential that the exact date of conception be proven.

If you have any more questions, feel free to call.

Lawyer Holly Mullin from Sterling Law Offices
Holly Mullin, J.D.
Family Law Attorney

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