The Paternity Unit assists the Court in determining the legal parents of a child. If necessary, the Court will order genetic testing.
- Who can establish paternity for a child born outside of a marriage?
- Do I need an attorney to establish paternity?
- What do I have to sign if I know I am the biological father of my child?
- What should I do if paternity is questioned?
- What is genetic testing all about?
- Who does the genetic tests?
- How can the testing be completed if the mother and alleged father do not live in the same locality?
- What happens if the alleged father is in prison?
- How old must the child be to have genetic testing done?
- How long does it take for the results to be returned?
- When will I know the results of the paternity test?
- What is the cost of genetic testing? Who pays for genetic tests?
- What should I do if the Defendant is excluded as the father of my child?
- Why does the mother have to be tested?
- Why should paternity be established through the Courts?
- If I signed a birth certificate, why do I have to sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity?
- What would happen if I refused to submit to genetic testing?