In Minnesota, paternity may be established for a child born in Minnesota, if both parents sign a joint recognition of parentage before a notary public and file it in the Minnesota Department of Vital Statistics. If both parents do not agree that the father is the legal father, a paternity action can be filed to establish paternity. If the other parent responds and properly objects, genetic testing may be done. If the testing confirms parentage, the court can award child support, and determine custody and parenting time.

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