Paternity

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Question: How can I request a paternity test for a child I have been ordered to pay support on? Unfortunately I did not seek legal counsel when I received the initial papers and wrote my response stating I did not believe I was the father. I did not pay the filing fee of $231 so they denied my statement. Where do I go from here? I live out of state.

Answer:

- There are several ways to establish paternity. To establish paternity a judge or other official may enter a court order or the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) may establish paternity without going to court. Also, an Acknowledgment of Paternity may be signed by both parents at the hospital when the child is born or anytime thereafter and filed with the court. For more information visit the following web sites:

 • Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE)

Bureau of Public health Statistics - Office of Vital Records

 

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  • How can I request a paternity test for a child I have been ordered to pay support on? Unfortunately I did not seek legal counsel when I received the initial papers and wrote my response stating I did not believe I was the father. I did not pay the filing fee of $231 so they denied my statement. Where do I go from here? I live out of state.

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