Despite The Genetic Tests, The Alleged Father Still Says He Is Not The Father. Will The Case Be Closed?

No. If the genetic tests show that it is likely that he is the father, the matter will be set for a hearing or trial and paternity will be decided. If the issue of paternity is to be tried, then the FSD or local child support agency will have to do additional investigation to prepare for trial. Once the FSD or local child support agency believes that it is prepared for trial, it will request that the court set the date for trial. This process could take from a few weeks to more than a year, depending on the circumstances of the case.

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