No. 61138-1-I.

199 P.3d 1038 (2009)

In the Matter of the Parentage and Support of M.K.M.R., a minor child, State of Washington, Respondent, v. David R., presumed father, Appellant, Maria R., mother; Buck G., alleged father, Respondents.

Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1.

January 20, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul E. Simmerly, Bellevue, WA, for Appellant.

Daniel Mitchell, Island County Prosecutor's Office, Coupeville, WA, Lianne S. Malloy, Assistant Attorney General, Olympia, WA, Philip A. Talmadge, Sidney C. Tribe, Emmelyn Hart-Biberfeld, Talmadge Law Group PLLC, Tukwila, WA, for Respondents.

Maria G. Roth, Oak Harbor, WA, pro se.

Elizbeth McKay, Freeland, WA, pro se.


¶ 1 The central issue in this case is whether the State has standing to challenge paternity when there is a presumed father. The court below said no. We disagree, reverse and remand.


¶ 2 Maria R. met and married David R. when she was six months pregnant. M.K.M.R. (M.R.) was born a few months later. David1 was present at M.R.'s birth, participated in naming the child, and is listed...

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