Utah Divorce Attorney Family Law
Call Salt Lake Family Law and Divorce Attorney
Call Salt Lake Family Law and Divorce Attorney
Utah Family Law Attorney in Salt Lake City
Call 801-449-1409 for a Confidential Initial Consultation

How much back child support will I be responsible for if I sign a declaration of paternity in Utah?

Under the Utah Uniform Parentage Act, a person who voluntarily signs a declaration of paternity can be held liable for certain expenses relating to his child. These expenses include, but are not necessarily limited to, reasonable expenses relating to the mother's pregnancy and confinement, the education and necessary support of the child, and funeral expenses for the child. However, under Utah Code 78B-15-305, the father's liability for past amounts due relating to such expenses is limited to the period of four years immediately preceding the date that the voluntary declaration of paternity was filed.

Contact a Utah Paternity and Family Law Attorney

If you are involved in a dispute over paternity, child support, or other obligations relating to the paternity of a child in Utah, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our Utah family law attorneys.


  • Family Law Attorney
  • Adoptions
  • Paternity
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Parental Rights Termination
Contact a Lawyer
** All fields are required. **
Name: Email: Phone: Describe your legal needs here:
I accept the disclaimer below.
Disclaimer: No attorney-client relationship is established by the use of this form. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be submitted through this form. By clicking 'submit' I am only requesting that I be contacted for the purpose of obtaining legal services.

This form protected by reCAPTCHA.

Home | FAQ | Legal Resources | Utah Estate Planning | Utah Criminal Defense | Contact Us

Serving Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber, Cache, Wasatch, and Summit Counties, and all of Utah.
Canyons Law Group, LLC | 952 S. Main St., Suite A | Layton, UT 84041

by Stephen W. Howard, P.C.

The contents of this website are not legal advice. Viewing or responding to the materials contained herein does not  create an attorney-client relationship. Read Full Disclaimer.