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What kind of declarations or evidence need to be entered in a paternity petition for an unborn child?

Seattle, WA |
Filed under: Family law

I have the petition filled out but I'm unsure of what needs to accompany it.

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  1. A petition usually doesn't have the proof attached. The proving part comes later.

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  2. To start the action, you must file the Petition as well as the summons.
    You must verify your petition by signing the declaration at the end of the mandatory form.

    I assume the father is not joining in the petition. If that is the case, delete the joinder from the mandatory form.

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