[§584-1]  Parent and child relationship defined.  As used in this chapter, "parent and child relationship" includes the legal relationship existing between a child and the child's natural mother, between a child and father whose relationship as parent and child is established under this chapter, or between a child and the child's adoptive parents, incident to which the law confers or imposes rights, privileges, duties, and obligations. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1; gen ch 1985]


Attorney General Opinions


  Cited in discussion of hanai children.  Att. Gen. Op. 93-1.


Case Notes


  By their plain language, §584-3 and this section do not state that this chapter is the exclusive means by which paternity must be established; thus, this chapter is not the exclusive means by which a determination of paternity can be made.  99 H. 1, 52 P.3d 255 (2002).