Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (The State POPS Program)

A copy of a signed voluntary declaration of paternity, which may have been signed at the hospital following the birth of the child, has the effect of a Judgment of Paternity. If you have a copy of your signed voluntary declaration of paternity, you can go on the “fast track” and get custody and visitation orders more quickly than a person who does not have the declaration.

If you have lost your copy of the voluntary declaration of paternity, or your copy is in the possession of the other parent, you can get another copy by requesting it. The address for the POP program is available online.

For exceptional legal guidance and answers to paternity and child custody questions regarding your specific situation, contact Julie Clark, Attorney at Law today.