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“Determined father” means, before adoption, a person: (1) In whom paternity has been established pursuant to the provisions of article 24-101, et seq., and section 16-5-12, whether by adjudication or acknowledgment as set forth therein; or (2) who has been otherwise judicially determined to be the biological father of the child entitled to parental rights; or (3) who has asserted his paternity of the child in an action commenced pursuant to the provisions of article 24-101, et seq., that is pending at the time of the filing of the adoption petition.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - West Virginia Code Chapter 48. Domestic Relations § 48-22-109. Determined father defined - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wv/chapter-48-domestic-relations/wv-code-sect-48-22-109/
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