Paternity may be determined after genetic tests are given to the mother, the child and the alleged father. Test results are available in approximately four to eight weeks. The tests exclude men who are not the father and indicate the likelihood of paternity of a man who is not excluded. Genetic tests are very reliable, which is why so few paternity cases go to trial.
Even the most common family law issue can be intensely stressful to you. A knowledgeable paternity lawyer can guide you through the process. An attorney will coach you on how to proceed and give expert guidance on hearings, negotiating, trials, and enforcing court orders. Take the first step now and talk to an experienced local paternity attorney.