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What if I miss the deadline to rescind my Acknowledgment or Denial of Paternity?

You may be able to challenge your AOP or DOP after the deadline to rescind has expired, but only if:

  • you signed the AOP or DOP based on fraud, duress or material mistake of fact, and
  • you file a court case to challenge your AOP or DOP before a court order about the child is made.

Or, if you signed an AOP (based on misrepresentations that caused you to believe you were the genetic father) you may be able to file a mistaken paternity case. Learn more here: I want to terminate my parental rights. I mistakenly thought I was the genetic father.

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