Domestic Relations

Uniform Law on Paternity

SECTION 15-8-20

§ 15-8-20. Bond.

(a) In a proceeding to establish paternity, when the alleged father has submitted to blood testing and the blood test results establish a ninety seven percent (97%) or greater probability of inclusion that he is the biological father of the child, and upon motion, the court shall, after an opportunity for a hearing, issue a temporary order for child support payable into the registry of the court and to be held pending entry of judgment.

(b) In the event of a final adjudication requiring no payment or payments in an amount less than those payments which have been made pursuant to a temporary order under this section, the alleged father shall be entitled to a refund of all or a portion of the amounts paid.

(c) The court at any time may require, in addition to the temporary order described in this section, the alleged or adjudicated father to give bond or other security for the payment of any judgment which exists or may exist in the future.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 185, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 170, § 2.)