Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 8.1
Uniform Parentage Act

Article 3
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-8.1-303

§ 15-8.1-303. Denial of parentage.

(a) An individual presumed to be a parent or an alleged genetic parent may sign a denial of parentage only in the limited circumstances set forth in this section.

(b) A denial of parentage shall be valid only if:

(1) An acknowledgment of parentage by another individual has been filed pursuant to this chapter;

(2) The denial is in a record and is witnessed and signed by at least one other individual; and

(3) The presumed or alleged genetic parent executing the denial has not previously:

(i) Acknowledged parentage, unless the previous acknowledgment has been rescinded pursuant to § 15-8.1-307, or successfully challenged the acknowledgment pursuant to § 15-8.1-308; or

(ii) Been adjudicated to be the parent of the child.

History of Section.
P.L. 2020, ch. 59, § 2; P.L. 2020, ch. 60, § 2.