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With Choice DNA, Court Ordered DNA Test determine whether a man is the biological father of a child or not.

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Legal DNA Paternity Test

In some cases, it’s necessary for the courts to step in and require court ordered paternity test to determine who the biological parents are of a child. A legal DNA test can provide definitive proof of biological relationships for court proceedings. This is important if there are issues involving:

  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Immigration
  • Birth certificate
  • Tax form
  • Court order
  • Child support, child custody etc.

Court Admissible Paternity Test

Let’s say an alleged father agrees to pay his portion of child support. If he fails to do so, there’s no legal recourse for him in the event that a DNA test was never performed. The court will not be able to make any orders regarding this situation. A paternity test for court is key to establishing legal rights and responsibilities.

On the other hand, if the man welcomed the child into his home and acted as if the baby were his, the court can rule that to be “parentage by estoppel” and make the paternity declaration that way.


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How Court Admissible DNA Test Works?

If two people aren’t married at the time of delivery, the baby will not have a legal father until parentage has been established. If the alleged father is claiming the baby is not his, the court may order a DNA test to prove or disprove the claim. A court approved paternity test legally establishes biological relationships.

After a DNA test is performed on the mother, alleged father and child and it determines that the two are indeed the parents, a Declaration of Paternity will be issued. This means that both parties will have all of the normal rights and responsibilities of a parent. For the non-custodial parent, this means that he or she will need to pay child support, half of the uninsured health-care costs and other obligations.

Obviously, establishing paternity is a very important matter to resolve. The child deserves to have both names listed on his or her birth certificate, and to be legally and emotionally supported by both. So if you need to know more about court admissible DNA testing, call one of our consultants today. We’ll answer all of your questions and get you started with the court ordered paternity test process.

Still, when there’s any question about who the biological parents are, it’s a very good idea to get a DNA test for proof. A child gets half of his or her DNA from the mother and half from the father, so it’s a very accurate way to establish parentage. A legal DNA test helps resolve heritage disputes that cannot be easily solved.

We’ll perform the test by swabbing the cheeks of the mother, alleged father and child. We can do this by having a consultant come to you or by the participants going to one of our many locations across the country.

The cost of a court-ordered, legal paternity test for one child and one alleged father is $320. The cost to test the mother does not change or increase.

Want to learn more about what is involved in court-administered DNA testing? Call our office today for answers.

The Cost For Paternity Tests Are As Follows

Our home paternity tests are 100% accurate and confidential. So if you need any further information about DNA paternity testing, we’re here to help. A paternity test will provide definitive answers about a child’s father.

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Home DNA Test Kit

Starting from $320

office visit paternity dna test

Home DNA Test Kit

Starting from $320

office visit paternity dna test

Home DNA Test Kit

Starting from $320

office visit paternity dna test

Home DNA Test Kit

Starting from $320

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Yes, a mother can do a paternity test without a father. She can go for a Choice DNA non-invasive prenatal paternity test during pregnancy, using her blood sample and a sample from the alleged father's close relatives or potential fathers. Alternatively, she can wait until the child is born and do a standard paternity test using the child's DNA.

Yes, a paternity test is meant to prove who is the father. It can scientifically prove who the biological father of a child is. The test compares the child's DNA with that of the alleged father, analyzing specific genetic markers to determine whether there is a biological relationship between them. The results of Choice DNA are highly reliable and can definitively establish paternity.

A Choice DNA court-ordered, legal paternity test for one child and one alleged father costs $320. The cost to test the mother does not change or increase.

It would help if you petitioned the family court in the relevant jurisdiction to get a court-ordered paternity test in the United States. This needs the mother or the alleged father. The court will then order the test, and all parties involved must comply with the DNA testing process.

In the United States, paternity laws vary from state to state. Generally, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the father will establish paternity through a legal process. It requires signing a voluntary acknowledgment, DNA testing, or court order. Choice DNA Paternity rights may include custody, visitation, and child support.

For a legal paternity test, contact an accredited DNA testing laboratory to test and request a court-admissible paternity test conducted under chain of custody procedures.

You can request a court ordered paternity test without a lawyer by filing a motion with the court asking for genetic testing to determine paternity.

A paternity test performed by an AABB-accredited laboratory or facility such as ChoiceDNA, following strict chain of custody procedures, is admissible in court.

Typically, the party requesting the court ordered paternity test, or the alleged father will pay the costs, though the court can order any party to pay.

For a DNA test to be legally valid, the child, possible biological father and often biological mother too must be tested by an accredited laboratory. To get a court ordered DNA test patients either work directly with an accredited lab or you file a DNA paternity petition or child support petition. This way the court can require the father and child to participate. The court may even offer testing on-site. Sometimes the child support office covers the cost of testing; if yours doesn't, the court will decide who must.

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