February 4, 2006
Utah Bill Would Give Out-of-State Dads 20 days to Begin Paternity Proceedings
Legislation being considered by the Utah Legislature would set time limits for out-of-state, unmarried fathers to oppose their children's adoption. The proposal, which passed the Utah House Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday, would give out-of-state dads 20 days after learning a mother has come to Utah to begin paternity proceedings here. If the father doesn't discover the mother's whereabouts until after she has already consented to the adoption, he must follow the laws of the mother's home state to challenge the adoption. Source: Elizabeth Neff, Salt Lake Tribune, sltrib.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited February 4, 2006, reo). A copy of the proposed bill, Utah HB 130, may be found here.
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