New York Consolidated Laws, Family Court Act - FCT § 517. Time for instituting proceedings

Proceedings to establish the paternity of a child may be instituted during the pregnancy of the mother or after the birth of the child, but shall not be brought after the child reaches the age of twenty-one years, unless paternity has been acknowledged by the father in writing or by furnishing support.

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