How To File For A Paternity Test Petition With NYS Family Court

How To File For A Paternity Test Petition With NYS Family Court


how to file a paternity test petition with nys courtsDo you need to file a paternity test with New York State Family Court? If so, a petition can be filed through the mother of a child or children, an alleged father who believes he’s the biological father of the child or the child’s legal guardian.

If a child is receiving public assistance, the dept of social services can file a petition against the alleged father seeking an order of filiation or an order of support. Click here to learn moreĀ 

There are scenarios where a paternity petition may be filed even if the alleged father had died. Please note, there no filing fees for petitions in family court to obtain a copy of the petition application, please click the link below.

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How long should it take for me to receive paternity testing results?

Well, the turnaround time for results by NYS courts would be predicated by which courthouse is hearing your case. But the average turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.

It is important to keep this timetable in mind if you need your results in a faster turnaround time.

IDTO provides families an opportunity to have their results in 2-3 business days from the receipt of the samples.

If you would like to learn more about this process or would like to setup an appointment, please contact IDTO at 877-680-5800 and allow one of our DNA Testing Experts will assist you with your DNA Testing needs.