Proof of Paternity without DNA Evidence

That the decedent was named as the father of the claimant on her birth certificate, together with testimony that the decedent “held out” the claimant as his daughter by allowing her to reside with him when she was a child, and again for two or three years while she was in high school, that he provided support for her, and that he signed guardianship papers to allow the claimant to live with her aunt, is clear and convincing evidence that the claimant is the child of the decedent under 20 Pa.C.S. § 2107(c)(2) and an intestate heir. Estate of David W. Ackley, Sr., 11 Fid.Rep.3d 35 (Monroe O.C. 2020).

[For a previous opinion denying the administrator’s request that the claimant be required to take a DNA test, see  Ackley, Sr. Estate, 10 Fid.Rep.3d 253, 55 Monroe, No. 41, P. 10 (Monroe O.C. 2020).]

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