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HOW TO FILE FOR A PATERNITY TEST IN NY

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Do 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 more 

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.

Why file for paternity :

In many scenarios, some people may opt to file for a paternity petition to establish the paternity of a child when an alleged father and mother disagree about the paternity of a child. When this action occurs the mother of a child may take the lead on filing the petition with the courts. 

Technically, you do not have to file for a paternity petition in order to get a judge to order a paternity test. All that will be required is for both the alleged father and the mother to agree that both parties want to pursue a paternity test to establish paternity. If all parties agree to perform a DNA test. Please contact IDTO Paternity Testing Center to schedule an appointment today at 347-735-5490.  

Paternity Laws in New York State:

As we currently understand it, Unmarried parents, in particular, the alleged father has no legal right to his child. The father will have to establish paternity legally. Depending on the age of the child. The alleged father and mother may have to complete and sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, or file a paternity petition if the unmarried father and mother are not communicating effectively in the best interest of the child. If this is your current situation we recommend that you speak with a Family Law Attorney to learn more about this process. The information shared in this post is for informational purposes and should not be considered as legal information.

It is important to note that the parents are married. The husband/father is deemed by law to be the legal father of the child automatically. 

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 quickly. 

IDTO DNA Paternity Testing service provides families an opportunity to have their results within 1 to3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all genetic samples.

Note: All DNA samples are processed and analyzed with a partner AABB Accredited Lab to conduct legal chain of custody testing. What this basically means is, your legal paternity testing result is recognized by the Family Court System in New York State.

If you would like to learn more about this process or would like to set up an appointment, please call 347-735-5490  to learn more about our DNA relationship testing needs.

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