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Act 205 of 1956 - THE PATERNITY ACT (722.711 - 722.730)
Section 722.711 ‑ Definitions.
Section 722.712 ‑ Child born out of wedlock; liability of parents; duties of court; medical expenses; death of father of child born out of wedlock; "Medicaid" defined.
Section 722.713 ‑ Repealed. 1996, Act 308, Eff. June 1, 1997.
Section 722.714 ‑ Paternity proceeding; parties; venue; action not required; commencement of action; statute of limitations; initiating and conducting proceedings; child support formula as guideline; verification of complaint; agreement to transfer prosecutor's responsibilities; charge; summons; default judgment; genetic paternity testing; next friend or guardian ad litem; rights of indigent defendant; order of filiation.
Section 722.714a ‑ Summons or notice; notification of obligation and rights; court order for genetic paternity testing.
Section 722.714b ‑ Effect of paternity in another state.
Section 722.715 ‑ Mother and alleged father competent to testify; cross-examination; exclusion of public; continuance until birth of child.
Section 722.716 ‑ Pretrial proceedings; blood or tissue typing determinations as to mother, child, and alleged father; court order; refusal to submit to typing or identification profiling; qualifications of person conducting typing or identification profiling; compensation of expert; result of typing or identification profiling; filing summary report; objection; admissibility; establishment of paternity.
Section 722.716a ‑ Information obtained from genetic paternity testing; disclosure prohibited; retention and destruction of material; confidentiality; sale, transfer, or offer; audit; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 722.717 ‑ Order of filiation; circumstances; contents; support order; retroactivity; enforcement of judgment or order; fee; report to director of department of community health; service of copies to parties.
Section 722.717a ‑ Repealed. 2001, Act 109, Eff. Sept. 30, 2001.
Section 722.717b ‑ Provisions for custody and parenting time; temporary order in case of dispute; referral to friend of the court; attorneys not required to represent parties in dispute.
Section 722.718 ‑ Payments to friend of court, clerk of court, or state disbursement unit; disbursement.
Section 722.719 ‑ Bond to perform court order and indemnify county; filing; dismissal of complaint; default; issuance of citation to principal and sureties; service; execution; contempt of court; commitment; decree or judgment; appointment of receiver.
Section 722.720 ‑ Continuing jurisdiction; purposes.
Section 722.720a ‑ Repealed. 1982, Act 296, Eff. July 1, 1983.
Section 722.721 ‑ Mother's support and education of child born out of wedlock; bond; default; liability of father.
Section 722.722 ‑ False complaint; penalty.
Section 722.723 ‑ Repealed. 1982, Act 296, Eff. July 1, 1983.
Section 722.724 ‑ Appeal; stay of execution, bond, security for costs.
Section 722.725 ‑ Reference to mother as parent of child in records, certificates, or other papers.
Section 722.726 ‑ Application of act.
Section 722.727 ‑ Fees; assessment in order of filiation.
Section 722.728 ‑ Enforcement remedies.
Section 722.729 ‑ Repealed. 2009, Act 235, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 2010
Section 722.729a ‑ Centralized receipt and disbursement of support and fees.
Section 722.730 ‑ Paternity act; short title.

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