Tuesday, January 21, 2014
OLYMPIA A Port Orchard Republican has introduced a bill that would allow men to challenge child support orders if genetic tests determine he's not the father.
Senate Bill 5997, which was the subject of a public hearing Monday, would also generally prevent a judge from denying genetic testing and set a guideline that genetic testing is in the best interest of a child.
Rep. Jan Angel introduced the bill, which would allow a man to sever court-ordered support obligations anytime within two years of learning he is not a child's biological father.
“When a man has found out through genetic testing that a child is not his child, he has no recourse,” Angel said Monday during the bill's public hearing before the Senate Law and Justice Committee. “There is no way for him to go through the process to actually get out from under paying child support that isn’t his.”
Under existing state law, men are generally assumed to be the father if they were married to a child's mother close to the child's birth. The current law only allows a four-year window to challenge paternity from the time support orders are issued.
Angel's proposed bill would override child support orders if paternity testing show's a man is not the child's father.
More like this story
- 820 (2016-438 Nov. 23, Dec. 7) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE
- 820 (2016-439 Nov. 23, Dec. 7) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF
- 820 (2016-444 Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14) SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON
- 820 (2016-446 Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR
- 820 (2016-456 Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
- 820 (2016-466 Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14) PUBLIC NOTICE
- 820 (2016-472 Nov. 30, Dec. 7) NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL LIBRARY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
- 820 (2016-473 Dec. 7, 14) Notice of Impact Aid Public Hearing
- 820 (2016-474 Dec. 7, 14, 21) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY
- 820 (2016-475 Dec. 7) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Chronicle News Broadcast for Oct. 19, 2016
An Oroville woman injured in car wreck near Crumbacher, Omak house damaged by fire, thousands expected to attend Okanogan Family (Barter) Faire, Natalie Carrier talks about the Omak Zombie Fun Run, a look at your weekend weather forecast, and weekly sports report. Enlarge