Wednesday, June 23, 2010
appellate court recently affirmed the circuit court’s finding of nonpaternity
based on DNA testing even though respondent had signed a voluntary
acknowledgment of paternity (VAP) and the birth certificate. The court held that the minor, by and through
the guardian ad litem, had standing to challenge the paternity of the
respondent because the child was not in privity with either party when they
executed VAP. The case is In re M.M ,
No. 1-09-3468 (May 21, 2010, 1st Div.). Read the opinion here.