Art. 196 Formal Acknowledgment (Presumption)

Art. 196.  Formal acknowledgment; presumption

A man may, by authentic act or by signing the birth certificate, acknowledge a child not filiated to another man.  The acknowledgment creates a presumption that the man who acknowledges the child is the father.  The presumption can be invoked only on behalf of the child.  Except as otherwise provided in custody, visitation, and child support cases, the acknowledgment does not create a presumption in favor of the man who acknowledges the child.

Acts 2005, No. 192, §1, eff. June 29, 2005; Acts 2006, No. 344, §1, eff. June 13, 2006; Acts 2009, No. 3, §3, eff. June 9, 2009.

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