SPONSOR: Proudie

This bill allows the mother of an unborn child to petition the court within two years of a child's birth for child support from the putative father if paternity has not been established or from the biological father. The mother may request that child support payments include months the mother was pregnant with the child, and child support obligations would begin six weeks from conception, as determined by the mother's physician. If, after the child is born, paternity is established to belong to someone other than the putative father, the putative father may bring a cause of action against the actual father for reimbursement of any child support paid by the putative father under these provisions.

Statutes affected:
Introduced (4811H.01): 454.488