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Posted: Jan 22, 2020, 10:50 AM
In Demski (Docket No. 322193), the defendant mother gave birth to the child, MP, shortly after she married another man, Jeffrey Petlick, who was the child’s presumed father under Michigan law. After paternity testing determined that MP was the plaintiff’s biological daughter, the plaintiff filed a custody and parenting time action in the Berrien County Circuit Court.
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015, 3:55 PM
This week, in Rogers v Wcisel, 312 Mich App 79 (2015), slip op, the Court of Appeals addressed in a published opinion what it means under the Revocation of Paternity Act (RPA) for there to be a "mistake of fact" justifying a revocation of an acknowledgement of paternity. The Court of Appeals first provided a detailed discussion of the facts in the case wherein an acknowledged father sought to revoke his paternity after DNA evidence revealed there was a zero percent chance he was the child's father.
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