DNA Test

If there's a disagreement about who the biological father of a child is, the Court may order a DNA test on the mother, possible father, and child.

If the Court orders a DNA test and depending on how the child is, the Judge may assign a "lawyer for the child" to speak to the child. This person will give the Court a report before a DNA test is ordered.

An appointment for the DNA test is scheduled for the mother, possible father, & child. The DNA test is done at a laboratory. The mother or the possible father will have to pay for the testing unless the court finds that neither side can afford it. The laboratory will send the test results directly to the court.

DNA test results are given in percentages. For example, the DNA test might show that the man is 98% likely to be the biological father.


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