Child maintenance: what happens when someone denies they are the parent of a child: leaflet

This leaflet explains what happens when someone named as the parent of a child in a child maintenance case denies that they are the parent.


What happens when someone denies they are the parent of a child?

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This leaflet explains how the Child Maintenance Service investigates parentage disputes, and what happens during the investigation. It explains how disputes like this can affect child maintenance, how we sort them out and what happens after we have sorted them out.

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This leaflet is available in Welsh, Braille and in print.

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Published 26 March 2013
Last updated 30 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published updated leaflet with the latest guidance about child maintenance.
  2. First published.