What if 60 days have passed since the mother and I signed the
voluntary acknowledgement of paternity and I realized that I may
not be the biological father of the child?
If after the 60-day period expires, you no longer believe that
you are the child’s father, you will have to go to court and
file a lawsuit to contest the voluntary Acknowledgment of
Paternity. To contest a voluntary acknowledgment, you must prove
that the document was signed under conditions of fraud (someone
lied in signing the document), duress (you were forced to sign),
or mistake of fact (you thought one thing and another thing is
true). Contesting an AOP will likely require the assistance of
You must file a lawsuit to contest the AOP
within four years of filing this form.
A minor who signs an AOP has 4 years from
the date they reach the age of majority (18) to contest