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Child Support Paternity Test

How to get a paternity test for child support?

If you are in need of a paternity test result to submit as evidence for family court. Today we will describe what you can do to get started. Before we begin, it is important to note that each state law may be slightly different. We recommend that you contact a legal professional who deals with family law in your state for more clarity on your state’s law.

In most cases, an alleged father who wants to submit evidence to a judge to disprove or prove paternity will have to first file a petition with the court. Normally, when an alleged father is faced with this type of scenario. The alleged biological father is the non-custodial parent.

Please note, a husband does not need to file a petition because they are considered by the state to be the legal father of the child. Learn the difference between a legal father and biological father here.

If the mother of the child refuses to allow you to perform the paternity test. It would be wise to file a motion with the court. If the mother does not respond she can be held in contempt of court. Again, it is important to speak with a family law legal professional in your state to learn more about your state laws regarding a mother refusing a court-ordered DNA test.

In most cases, an alleged father who wants to submit evidence to a judge to disprove or prove paternity will have to first file a petition with the court. Normally, when an alleged father is faced with this type of scenario. The alleged biological father is the non-custodial parent.

paternity testing for child support

Please note, a husband does not need to file a petition because they are considered by the state to be the legal father of the child. Learn the difference between a legal father and biological father here.

If the mother of the child refuses to allow you to perform the paternity test. It would be wise to file a motion with the court. If the mother does not respond she can be held in contempt of court. Again, it is important to speak with a family law legal professional in your state to learn more about your state laws regarding a mother refusing a court-ordered DNA test.

A judge is a determining factor on whether or not paternity testing will be used to establish the paternity of a child. In many instances, performing a paternity test in child support cases helps determine the paternity before the judge decides on the child support fee structure.

How long does it take for me to receive my child support DNA test result?

If you perform a DNA test through the courts. The process can take anywhere between 6 to 10 weeks or longer depending on the city or state.

In the event, you decide to perform the DNA test privately with IDTO DNA Testing Services. We are able to provide you with a DNA test result in 1 to 3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all DNA samples.

All of IDTO legal DNA testing services are performed with an AABB Accredited Lab for the purposes of providing legal chain of custody testing. What this basically means is, DNA testing results performed by an AABB Accredited Lab are the only results a Judge will accept.

Can an alleged father be put on child support without signing the birth certificate?

Yes. If you are an alleged father and you did not sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP)form at the hospital or at the Child Support Services office. Signing the AOP form has to be signed and completed in order for your name to be entered on the child’s birth certificate. Assuming the alleged father did not sign the AOP form. A mother can file a paternity petition with Family Court in her state. If the judge accepts the petition. The judge will issue a court order to the alleged father. If the father does not show up in court. The judge will hold the father in contempt of court. Hence, a default judgment in favor of the mother.

It is always recommended that you seek legal advice from a Family Law Attorney in your state. The information shared in this post is not legal advice. This information is based on shared past client experiences and should be viewed for informational purposes only.

If you are need of a court-ordered DNA Paternity test. Please contact our office and allow one of our testing professionals the opportunity to schedule your appointment today. The number to call is 877-680-5800 or locally at 347-735-5490 to get started. Remember, we are here to help.

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