Presumption of paternity

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Presumption of paternity in paternity law and common law is the legal determination that a man is "presumed to be" a child's biological father without additional supportive evidence, usually as a result of marriage.


Generally associated with marriage, [1] a presumption of paternity can also be made by court order, contact over time with a child or simple cohabitation with the mother. [2]

See also


  1. "The Presumption of Legitimacy".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Australia, Commonwealth of (1975). "Family Law Act 1975 - SECT 69Q". Australasian Legal Information Institute.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>