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Paternity

Paternity Actions:

Paternity actions are filed in the Marion County Family Resource Center located in the City-County Building, Room W-125 (first floor, west wing). To be accepted for processing, paternity actions must include:

    • An Attorney's Appearance Form
    • Original and four (4) copies of the Paternity Petition
    • Original and four (4) copies of the Paternity Summons
    • One (1) copy of the Order to Appear
    • Child's name at birth, date and place of birth, race, sex, and name to be known after the paternity judgment is issued by the court
    • Father's name, date and place of birth, race and social security number
    • Mother's name, date and place of birth, race, maiden name, and social security number
    • Be prepared to pay a filing fee. Click here to view the fees by case type
    • Type of service requested (Certified Mail, Sheriff) should be clearly stated on the summons
    • Sheriff's service fee of $13.00 must be made payable to the Sheriff 
    • A statement must be included indicating with whom the child resides at the filing of the Petition
    • A total of four (4) self-addressed stamped envelopes including two (2) for the attorney of record, one (1) for the respondent, and one (1) for the respondent's attorney (if known)