Paternity refers to the status of being a father to a child. While the term paternity is still used, Utah law often refers to it as the gender neutral term “parentage.”
Parentage in Utah is covered by the Utah Uniform Parentage Act. For a father, parentage can be established through one of several ways:
Either parent can file a Petition with the court to establish parentage, which can include provisions for custody, parent-time, and support.
The law involving establishment of paternity can be complex. Our experienced attorneys would be happy to consult with you and discuss your case.