Affidavits of Parentage, often referred to as "AOPs" are documents that unmarried parents are offered soon after the birth of their child. The document's primary purpose is to establish the legal father of the child. The identity of the legal mother of the child is, well, obvious. I have noticed that there is a common misunderstanding among unmarried fathers that Affidavits of Paternity automatically create legal custody and parenting time rights . This is simply not true.
Case Discussed: Kalin v. Fleming MiLW No. 07-96227 Miichigan Court of Appeals - Unpublished Case An unmarried couple have a child while in an on-again off-again relationship. The relationship ends, and the mother wants to revoke the paternity of the father, which was established when he signed an Affidavit of Paternity at the child's birth. During the break-up, the mother tells the father that he is not the biological father of the child. The mother later claims that the fa