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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.

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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.

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