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Paternity-Establishment Checklist

The Paternity and Order Establishment Checklist can be used to keep track of cases you’re working. You can print out the PDF version of the Checklist and keep it in the paper case file. Or, you can copy and paste the checklist on this webpage and paste it in a blank Word document, then save it as an unfilled-out blank Checklist and access it when you’re working a case, saving that version with the case name along with other electronic documents associated with the case.

 

FGN:
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CSS:
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Date:
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CHECKLIST FOR PATERNITY/ESTABLISHMENT CASES

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Review file (each CHU has ref #, CP for C# H# or J#, check for duplicate DCNs, RI cases have correct benefit code; NCP has only 1 AP #, NCP in prison and DCHG, update APPU with NCP info)
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If CP has named more than one possible father, send multiple father questionnaire only if paternity is an issue. Will not be able to continue with case until questionnaire is returned
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Review CCPU screen for non-cooperation
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DCHG: Update names, dates of birth, place of birth, and SSN
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USN or PY – verify SSNs, check for duplicate DCNs, and other active benefit cases chus may be listed on.
Other FGNs for NCP or Child ______________________________________
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Check locate/address information for service and venue issues.
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Check for and review completed parentage questionnaire
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Check OSCN/ODCR for existing Orders on parties
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Gather income info on biological parents, per FCRL/OWG/OWL
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Are there multiple employers on APEU? If yes, un-verify any that are no longer valid
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Is the NCP paying child support for any other qualified child(ren)? Y/N If yes, how much? _______
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give the NCP credit for current support paid for qualified child

Type of case:

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I – married/separated and mother case
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P – paternity with acknowledgement of paternity form; print from ApplicationXtender
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M – paternity has not been established
PREPARE CALCULATIONS/ MAKE OSIS UPDATES:
Legal Status I
Married/Separated mother cases
Legal Status P
Acknowledgement of Paternity
Legal Status M
Paternity
(___) ADOC- ADOU
(___)GLS- select and update
(___) Prepare record of payments. Use guideline amount per/mo. Charge for TANF time only. Credit payments during TANF Charge for 2 years or child birth. Credit payments made NO ARREARS if no TANF expended.
*see below for mother case
(___) If PG order arrears start with date of deferment
 
(___) Prepare Guideline Form
(___) ADOU – update judgment data Mother Case

(___) Prepare record of payments. Use guideline amount per/mo. Charge for 2 years or- child birth Credit payments made
Follow all other steps as above.
(___) EPOC- EPOU
(___) GLS- select and update
(___) Prepare record of payments – Use guideline amount Charge for 2 years or- child birth Credit payments made
(___) If PG order arrears start with date of deferment(___) Prepare Guideline Form
(___) EPOU – Update judgment data
(___) EPOC- EPOU
(___) GLS- select and update
(___) Prepare record of payments Use guideline amount Charge for 2 years or- child birth Credit payments made
(___) If PG order arrears start with date of deferment
(___) Prepare Guideline Form
(___) EPOU – Update judgment data

Update the ECE as needed, follow office procedures to obtain court date and OAH number and prepare the ALC document(s).

Legal Status I
Married/Separated
Legal Status P
209 Paternity
Legal Status M
Paternity
(___) ADOU – OAH number
(___) Build HEARA
(___) P32 & all assoc docs
(___) G04 – NCP srvc sheet
(___) GN3E – Aff of Service
(___) Prepare Statement of Judgment GN9E, Request to Docket, GN4E Civil Cover Sheet CICVE
(___) EPOU – OAH number
(___) build HEARA
(___) P32 & all assoc docs
(___) G04 – NCP srvc sheet
(___) GN3E – Aff of Service
(___) Prepare Statement of Judgment GN9E, Request to Docket, GN4E Civil Cover Sheet CICVE
(___) EPOU – OAH number
(___) build HEARA
(___) P31 & all assoc docs
(___) G04 – NCP srvc sheet
(___) GN3E – Aff of Service
(___) Prepare Statement of Judgment GN9E, Request to Docket, GN4E Civil Cover Sheet CICVE
(___) Print Vital Records Paternity Notice – VRPAT

IF CP TO BE SERVED ALSO, ADDITIONAL DOCS TO BE PRINTED:

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GO4CP – CP service sheet – all types of cases
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GN3E for the NOPSO and NOCSO – Affidavit of service

Routing of documents:

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Send to Attorney for signature
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If either party is represented by an attorney, call the attorney to see if the attorney will accept service. If so, send service for the represented party to the attorney by certified mail
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Clamp all loose paper on the appropriate side of file, legals on the left & non- legals on the right
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Make log entry and return case to open files

 

Access a pdf version of the Checklist for Paternity/Establishment Cases.