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- the Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment and Voluntary Legitimation form was updated (PA form);
- Voluntary Legitimation is available up until the childís first birthday only;
- The PA form may be completed anywhere as long as both the mother and fatherís signatures are witnessed by a notary public; and
- If the PA form is completed anywhere except a hospital, state or county vital records office or probate court, both the mother and fatherís signatures must be witnessed by a notary public. It is then the responsibility of the parents to provide the original document to the State Office of Vital Records for filing.
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