Stipulation For Voluntary Acknowledgement Of Parentage Form. This is a Massachusetts form and can be use in Bristol County.
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YOU MUST READ AND AGREE TO THE UNIFORM PRACTICES OF PROBATE COURTS BEFORE YOU CAN CONTINUE. PRACTICE XXXIII. STANDARDS FOR COMPUTER GENERATED FORMS I. Use. The use of computer generated forms is hereby permitted, except where the Court blank is a multi-part form, such as wage assignments, Chapter 209A family abuse forms, cassette copy requests forms, etc. Registers may reject any forms which fail to comply with these standards. In the event that a Register deems a submitted form to be outside these standards, such determination will be reviewed by the Administrative office at the request of Counsel. II. Specifications. A. Paper. Twenty pound, alkaline paper shall be used for all computer generated forms. Alkaline paper is specified to ensure archival quality and permanence. B. Printing. All computer generated forms shall be printed with “letter quality” or “near letter quality” output. “Draft” quality output from a nine pin dot matrix printer is not acceptable. C. Paper Size. With any pin feeds removed the dimensions of the paper used to print the computer generated forms shall be the same as those of the official form. D. Paper and Ink Color. A computer generated form shall be printed on the same color paper with the same color ink as the official form. E. Pagination and Punching. The computer generated form shall be printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper where the official form is so printed to insure that the computer generated form has the same page arrangement as the official form. The computer generated form shall duplicate any hole punching that is on the official form. F. Page Content. Each page of the computer generated form shall contain the same information grouped in the same subsections listed in the same order with the same numerical headings as each page of the official form. G. Page Format. The computer generated form shall approximately match the spacing, centering, indentation, margin width and print size of the official form so that the computer generated form reproduces as closely as possible the appearance of the official form. H. Entries. On the computer generated form the entries of information by the party submitting the form shall be highlighted by either underlining the information entered or by printing it in boldface letters. The computer generated form shall provide blank line for the entry of information by the court where such lines are American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com provided on the official form. I. Identification of the Computer Generated Form. A computer generated form shall bear the initials “c.g.f.” in its lower right hand corner to signify that it is a computer generated form. III. Consequences of Failing to Follow These Guidelines. The Probate and Family Court Department reserves the right to reject any computer generated form which does not meet the standards set forth above. It is the responsibility of the submitting party to insure that the form adheres to the above standards. A computer generated form which does not comply with the above standards may be rejected by the register, subject to appeal to the Administrative Office. If the form is rejected the submitting party shall forfeit the filing fee. The submitting party’s attorney shall not be allowed to pass this cost on to his/her client, but shall bear the financial burden personally. Accordingly, the submitting party’s attorney shall either reimburse the client for the forfeited fee or the attorney shall personally pay the filing fee when he/she re-files the form. - Uniform Probate Practice XXXIII ____________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS for Form 108/CSE-A-35 - Stipulation for Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage: ____________________________________________________________ 1. Form MUST be printed on yellow paper. 2. Second page MUST be printed on back of first page. 3. Parents MUST read and initial second page before it can be accepted for filing by Court. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS STIPULATION FOR VOLUNTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARENTAGE THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT. PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE IN BLACK INK. We acknowledge that we are the biological parents of the following child: (Name of child as it appears on the birth certificate) \ First \ Middle \ who was born in (Place of Birth) \ Last \ on \ (Date of Birth) Month - spelled out City/Town/State Sex (M/F) Day Year We sign this acknowledgment to establish the paternity of this child. We understand that this acknowledgment is a legal document and that it will have the same binding effect as a judgment of paternity. This acknowledgment may be filed with a court and can form the basis of a judgment for the support of the child named above. G.L. c. 209C, Section 11. This acknowledgment also may be used to amend the birth certificate to reflect the names of both parents of this child. G.L. c. 46, Section 13. MOTHER (Name of mother as it appears on the birth certificate.) \ \ Name First Middle \ \ \ Residence No. & Street Name City City or Town - - Social Security # \ State Maiden Zip State \ Place of Birth \ Last \ \ Date of Birth Country Mo. Yr. Day Check one: I state under oath that when this child was born or conceived, I was not married. ( ) ( ) I state under oath that when this child was born or conceived, I was married to someone other than the father of this child. I understand that this form will not be effective unless it is accompanied by an Affidavit Of Denial of Paternity signed by the man to whom I was married or unless the court has determined that the man to whom I was married is not the father of this child. I understand that signing this form establishes paternity. I have been informed of my right to request blood or genetic marker tests but I am giving up that right or I have taken and received the results of the blood or genetic marker tests. The information above is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have read and understand the information on both sides of this form. Signature of Mother and being duly sworn under penalties day of ,20 FORM READ IN Then personally appeared before me the above-named of perjury acknowledged the foregoing to be her free act and deed this Notary Public: My Commission Expires: FATHER (Name of father as it will appear on the birth certificate.) \ Name First No. & Street Name Last \ \ City City or Town State My Mother's Maiden Name \ State \ Place of Birth \ \ Middle Residence LANGUAGE \ - Social Security # Zip Country - \ Date of Birth Mo. \ Day Yr. I understand that signing this form establishes paternity. I have been informed of my right to request blood or genetic marker tests but I I am giving up that right or I have taken and received the results of the blood or genetic marker tests. The information above is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have read and understand the information on both sides of this form. Signature of Father and being duly sworn under penalties day of 20 FORM READ IN LANGUAGE My Commission Expires: Then personally appeared before me the above-named of perjury acknowledged the foregoing to be his free act and deed this Notary Public: Form 108/CSE-A-35 9/94 bcpfc - c.g.f. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF YOU SIGN THIS FORM? By signing this acknowledgment of parentage, you are establishing your child's legal paternity. Paternity means fatherhood. For parents who are not married to one another, paternity may be established legally only by signing this form or by going to court. Otherwise, your child will have no legal father. Signing this form is voluntary. Since this form has legal consequences, you may want to consult an attorney before signing. u Paternity is established on the date both parents sign this form. You cannot request blood or genetic marker tests later. If you want to have a blood or genetic marker test to verify paternity, do not sign this form until you have received the results of the test. Once signed by both parents and notarized, this form will have the same binding effect as a court judgment of paternity. This acknowledgment allows a parent to seek a child support order without further court proceedings to establish paternity. This acknowledgment may be filed in court and serve as the basis for orders of custody or visitation. Since you did not sign this form in the hospital, the father's name will not appear on the birth certificate until the birth certificate is amended. If you want to add the father's name to the birth certificate, you must complete this Stipulation for Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage. You must file the completed form with the court. You must then get a certified copy of this form from the court and file it with the city or town clerk's office where the child was born to amend the child's birth certificate. The court will send this form to the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. This acknowledgment is not a public record. It will be available only to the parents and child named on this form, the child's legal guardian or legal representative, or government officials in the conduct of their official duties. If another man's name is already on the birth certificate and you want to amend the birth certificate to include the father named on this form, you must file this form with the court. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS PARENTS? Both parents are required by law to support their, child from birth. If your child does not live with you, you may be ordered by the court to pay child support until the child's eighteenth birthday, or beyond in some circumstances. A parent who does not live with the child may have the right to visit and establish a relationship with the child as you both agree or as ordered by the court. For children born of unmarried parents, the mother has custody of the child unless otherwise ordered by the court. HOW WILL YOUR CHILD BENEFIT IF YOU SIGN THIS FORM? Every child has the right to know his or her mother and father and benefit from a relationship with both parents. Your child has a right to financial support from both of you until age eighteen, or beyond in some circumstances. It will be easier for your child to learn the medical histories of both parents and to benefit from health care coverage available to you. It will be easier for your child to receive benefits such as dependent or survivor's benefits from the Veteran's Administration or from the Social Security Administration. It will be easier for your child to inherit through you. Mother's Initials Father's Initials Questions regarding the birth registration process should be directed to the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics at 617-727-0036. Questions regarding child support should be directed to the MA Dept. of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Division at 1-800-332-2733. American LegalNet, Inc. www.USCourtForms.com