Step 1 of 4:

Introduction and the First Court Papers - Court forms and instructions to file a petition to establish paternity, and also get an order of legal decision-making (legal custody), parenting time and child support.

For Step 2 of 4:

Service of the Papers - General information and/or court forms and instructions about serving court papers on the other party.

For Step 3 of 4, choose only one of the following:

Respond - Court forms and instructions to respond to a petition to establish paternity. 


Default: When the other party does not respond - Court forms and instructions to apply for a default hearing in court when the other party does not respond in writing to the court.

For Step 4 of 4:

Completing the Process for the Paternity Order - Court forms and instructions on going to the final default hearing, submitting your proposed default order without a hearing, or getting the court order after trial.


Consent Judgment - Court forms and instructions about paternity when both parties agree on everything.

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