Title 78B Chapter 15 Section 617

Judicial Code
Utah Uniform Parentage Act
Section 617
Rules for adjudication of paternity.

            

78B-15-617.   Rules for adjudication of paternity.

            The tribunal shall apply the following rules to adjudicate the paternity of a child:

            (1) The paternity of a child having a presumed, declarant, or adjudicated father may be disproved only by admissible results of genetic testing excluding that man as the father of the child or identifying another man as the father of the child.

            (2) Unless the results of genetic testing are admitted to rebut other results of genetic testing, a man identified as the father of a child under Section 78B-15-505 must be adjudicated the father of the child, unless an exception is granted under Section 78B-15-608.

            (3) If the tribunal finds that genetic testing under Section 78B-15-505 neither identifies nor excludes a man as the father of a child, the tribunal may not dismiss the proceeding. In that event, the tribunal shall order further testing.

            (4) Unless the results of genetic testing are admitted to rebut other results of genetic testing, a man properly excluded as the father of a child by genetic testing must be adjudicated not to be the father of the child.


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session