Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Putative Father Registration

Presumed Knowledge Of Pregnancy -- Duty To Register To Be Afforded Notice -- Putative And Presumed Fathers

42-2-204. Presumed knowledge of pregnancy -- duty to register to be afforded notice -- putative and presumed fathers. (1) A person who engages in sexual relations with a member of the opposite sex, as defined in 1-1-201, is presumed to know that a pregnancy could result.

(2) In addition to any other notice to which the putative father is entitled, a putative father is entitled to notice of termination of parental rights proceedings for the purposes of adoption if the putative father has complied with the requirements of the putative father registry.

(3) An individual who is not married to the mother but who is presumed to be a father under 40-6-105 and registers in accordance with this part is entitled to receive notice of a termination of parental rights proceeding.

History: En. Sec. 21, Ch. 480, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 685, L. 2023.