Washington Revised Code Title 26. Domestic Relations § 26.26.320. Effect of acknowledgment or denial of paternity

(1) Except as otherwise provided in RCW 26.26.330 and 26.26.335 , a valid acknowledgment of paternity filed with the state registrar of vital statistics is equivalent to an adjudication of parentage of a child and confers upon the acknowledged father all of the rights and duties of a parent.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in RCW 26.26.330 and 26.26.335 , a valid denial of paternity filed with the state registrar of vital statistics in conjunction with a valid acknowledgment of paternity is equivalent to an adjudication of the nonpaternity of the presumed father and discharges the presumed father from all of the rights and duties of a parent.


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