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What is an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)?

It is a legal document that allows parents who are not married to establish legal paternity.

Please visit our Acknowledgment of Paternity page for more information about the process.

Who can complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)?

Biological parents who want to establish their child’s legal rights to his or her father can voluntarily establish paternity with an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP).

How to file an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)

To complete and file an AOP, both parents must work with an AOP-certified entity. AOP-certified entities have been trained by the Office of the Attorney General to help parents voluntarily establish paternity.

If you wish to request assistance completing your AOP, click "Begin" to continue.