Godin v. Godin

In Godin v. Godin, 168 Vt. 514, 725 A.2d 904 (Vt 1998), the Vermont Supreme Court addressed the question whether, six years after the divorce and adjudication of paternity, the father could disavow a child born during the marriage to the child's mother and presumed to be his for fourteen years. He sought no testing before the divorce decree. Six years after the divorce became final, rumors led him to suspect he was not the biological father. He filed a pro se motion for paternity testing, but the motion was denied. As in this state, Vermont has a rebuttable presumption of parentage when a child is born while the husband and wife are married. 725 A.2d at 909.