DNA Paternity Testing

Technology has made DNA paternity testing a common occurrence. Establishing paternity of a child is very important. It can be used to determine who is the custodial parent of the child, what type of visitation parent is entitled to and for the financial support of a child. All of these things will impact how a child is raised.

When paternity of a child is in question, the DNA paternity testing is the most accurate way to resolve the problem. A parent that wants to have someone tested may need assistance in getting the DNA paternity testing done. It also needs to be done in a way that is enforceable. The results of the testing have a tremendous impact on the lives of the child and the parents, so it is crucial to accurately complete the test.

DNA Paternity Testing

Once DNA paternity testing has been completed and paternity has been established, the results of the test need to be used to decide custody, support, and visitation among other issues. All of this can be handled when a person has the legal understanding of how DNA paternity testing and the results work.

People often have the following types of questions:

  • What is a DNA paternity test?
  • When do I need a paternity test?
  • Where do I get a paternity test?
  • How much does a paternity test cost?
  • Who pays for the paternity test?
  • Can I get free DNA paternity test?
  • How is a paternity test done?
  • How long does it take to get the results of a paternity test?
  • Is a paternity test accurate?
  • What is a court-admissible paternity test?
  • What is a do it yourself paternity test?
  • Can I be court ordered to take a paternity test?
  • If I sign an acknowledgment of paternity, AOP, can I still do a paternity test?
  • Can you do a paternity test before a child is born?
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