Q: How can you dis-establish paternity after the parents have signed the AOP (for example, one or
both parents changed their mind)?
A: Dis-establishment is a complex legal action that requires an attorney and court action. It is only
possible when a claim for revocation is supported by an affidavit signed by the claimant setting
forth facts that constitute one of the following:
1. Mistake of fact;
2. Newly discovered evidence that by due diligence could not have been found before the
AOP was signed;
4. Misrepresentation or misconduct; or
5. Duress in signing the AOP.
The father (or mother) will need to comply with the Acknowledgement of Parentage Act, MCL