The identity of the biological father of a child.
Question: What can happen if my ex bf denies the paternity? Im curious to know what can happen if he refuses to do the paternity. Im planning to do it as soon as my baby is born.
I live in NJ.
Answer: I think legally he would have to take the test.
he needs to support his child.
Question: How do I get another state involved in a paternity action? The case originated in Arizona. The mother, against court order, skipped state to avoid genetic testing and paternity. How would I go about getting the state of Georgia to order her to appear before their court and offer an explanation for the contempt in Arizona? I understand that Georgia will not transfer individuals in their state to another state, and that they only do it in criminal cases.
Answer: The CHILD is now apparently in Georgia? That being the case, you can file suit in Georgia for a determination of paternity.
You;re essentially starting over, but you can do it.
Question: How does the new paternity leave work? Is the man still entitled to 6 months paternity leave if the mother is already off looking after the baby?
Im in the UK, men are entitled to 6 months maternity leave. I believe they can take it the same time as the woman but not sure.
Answer: A father is only entitled to 2 weeks paternity leave and you must be able to prove that you are the child's biological father or in a relationship with the child's mother. I have never heard of 6 months paternity leave - perhaps this is your companies policy as opposed to a government guideline?
According to the HMRC website, you can choose to take 1 or 2 weeks leave, but it must be at the same time (not odd days) and cannot be before the baby is born but must be within 8 weeks of birth. You must also have been employed by your company for at least 26 weeks by the end of the 15th week before the baby is due. You are supposed to discuss your time off with your employer by the 15th week before the baby is due, but obviously this is subject to change depending on when the baby decides to come.
I have added the links below and I hope this helps! Sorry that you don't get the 6 months that you were hoping for!
EDIT - From April 2011, fathers will be entitled to take 3 months paid paternity leave and the time off can be taken during the second half of a baby's first year, if the mother returns to work.
Question: How long does it take to establish paternity? My soon to be ex husband is having a paternity test done with "the other girl" that is pregnant. I'm about to have my first court hearing with our divorce and curious to know how long it takes to find out if he's the father? I am also pregnant with his child, and plan to have a paternity test done too. Only b/c my attorney advised this to me. There is no doubt he is the father of MY baby, but I don't know this other girl from blow joe.
Answer: The result should only be about a week, but you may not be able to obtain the results of his test with the other girl without going through the courts. I doubt that he will be under any obligation to freely give you the results while you are going through a divorce.
You may need to get your lawyer to ask for it through the courts so it can be used to help your case.
Question: How do you get Paternity leave While deployed overseas? How exactly does a Soldier ask for Paternity leave during a Deployment? Is it only through a red crosss message or is there someone he can talk to?
Answer: Personnel can answer the question; the chaplain might be able to help, too.
I wouldn't count on getting that leave, unless you're in a safe administrative job in Germany and your spouse is having the child at Ramstein. If you're in a combat zone, you may have to wait until you rotate out. Sorry...
Question: Can DNA paternity test samples be collected in different countries? My family and I want a paternity test to be performed but we all live in different countries.
We want an official, government test (at a hospital) who can then issue a certificate of paternity robablility rather than a home test.
Can collect the samples at our diferent locations and send them in to the test centre, or do we have to be there in person?
Alos, I understand that the result will be more accurate with the mums DNA as well?
Answer: This is possible, but it could cost you a pretty penny (alot of money)
It might be easier to just get every body together
Question: Can a Decl of Paternity be used to get benefits for my child from my boyfriend who is in the military? My boyfriend is in the military and we are trying to get my daughter onto his military benefits but I don't know a certified copy of the declaration of paternity is enough. He is under the impression that their needs to be a court order stating visitation/legal rights and visitations, but since their isn't nor will their be one, what is the proper way to about this. Thanks in advance for your answers.
Answer: When we had my son 11 years ago all we needed was his birth certificate and the declaration of paternity to enroll him in DEERS and tricare.....we were not married at the time so only my son was a dependant but we didn't need a court order as we were still together and living together.....but that was my situation I would call the DEERS office and ask them and they will tell you what you need....good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
Question: How can paternity be established when the mother is not cooperating? I'm not sure on the laws in Nevada but I'm trying to find out what the process is for establishing paternity if the mother of the child is not cooperating at all. She won't even let the "father" see the child, but through the whole pregancy told him he was the father. Where can I find this information or the steps to follow to establish paternity.
Answer: You can try calling the clerk of court for the local family court or civil court in your county and ask if the have forms for paternity determinations. Many courts will have forms due to paternity being so commonplace.
You will need to file.
Have the summons served.
Have a hearing.
Have the test done.
Have another hearing and Declaration of Paternity.
Have a custody, visitation and child support hearing.
Some of those steps may be combined or even skipped depending on your local laws. If you can get the sheriff's department to serve papers that is best and usually cheapest; just make sure you follow up and confirm that they served the papers.
Be careful of the putative father registries, they are really designed to help adoptive parents but they might be of use if you can find a way to use them safely.
When doing a DNA test make sure that the 'chain of custody' is followed properly at the lab where the samples are taken.
Question: How long does a Paternity test take to get back? Im getting a Paternity test done, cause yeah, And how long does it normally take to get it back.
Answer: Depends on whether you're using a test kit or through the courts.
Question: how do you establish paternity if the mother will not allow access to child? Mother of child will not allow me to be in contact, because the relationship did not work out. I would like custody and first need to establish paternity. How do I go about this if she will not co operate?
Answer: This happens quite a lot. You need to file for a Parentage Determination with your local family or civil court.
Question: How much does a paternity test cost in the state of Indiana? How much does a paternity test cost and where do you go to for such a test in the state of Indiana?
Answer: open up the phone book and call your local health deparment, or hospital. They will be the best ones to know.
Question: Is it possible to receive paternity results over the phone? I was just wondering. I live in California I'm not sure if that matters but if anyone knows the answer to this or could direct me to a site I'd appreciate it. Once again I was wondering is it possible to receive the paternity test results over the phone rather than in the mail or in person or all three.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Answer: No it violates confidentiality so you can not receive it over the phone. Most likely they'll have to go in person or receive it in the mail although I think mail might breech confidentiality as well. Hope that helps
Question: How does the Air Force Paternity leave program work? I am on a tour of duty in South Korea and could not take my family. My wife will have a baby in 3.5 months. I know of the leave program, allowing up to 10 days leave based on the commander's approval. I've also heard that for deployments this is not allowed to be taken. Because I'm not technically on a deployment but I'm still overseas, how does this paternity leave work for me?
Answer: It is usually if you are together when paternity leave comes into play. As you are in Korea on unaccompanied orders you can put in for your 2 weeks of R&R around the time she is due and then ask the command if it can be extended for paternity. but no guarantees that it will happen. Your best bet is to talk to Personnel in your command to find out your options.
Question: How does one request a paternity test in Maine? My husband has a 5 year old "son" who hasn't really been part of his life. There's been some question as to whether he was really his. I know he loves him, but considering his mother makes a lot more money than us, he pays for his other son and we had a new baby, he'd like a paternity test. (Also the "dad" has now found out about him and is trying to get involved) Do we contact the state or a lawyer? Who is responsible for the cost? Any advice would be great, thanks!
We live out of state. He's been paying the court ordered support (for 2 kids). Also, assuming the child isn't his, could he be reimbursed for the last five years?
Answer: I am in Maine also... you can call your local Department of Human Services office and they will help direct you. Has your husband been paying mandated child support or just paying out of pocket? (bad idea by the way, as the state does NOT recognize 'out of pocket' payments to the other parent or child)
Question: Can a father force a DNA paternity test if the mother refuses to comply? Someone goes around telling everyone that ya fathered their kid, but refuses to do a DNA test. Can ya force a paternity test to settle the issue?
Answer: yes go to court, and if that does not work Maury Povick would be happy to give her one, hey free trip to N.Y.
Question: What do the abbreviations in the paternity system stand for? I received the results back today for a paternity test. I know how to read the chart and understand it, but I was wondering if anyone knows what the sysytem abbrevations stand for?
D3S1358, vWA, D2S1338, D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, D19S433, TH01, FGA, D16S539, TPOX, CSF1PO, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, PentaE, PentaD, F13A, F13B, LPL.
Answer: I think they are just genetic markers. Probably have some numbers associated with them showing mothers number and fathers number and then child's numbers. They use the markers to see if the child should belong to the father.
Question: How do go about getting a paternity test done? I am a caring and loving father of one son (6 years) my ex-gfriend is pregnant with a girl and is almost due. she is now (back) with her kids father , who is the other possible father. how do i go about getting a paternity test. i am very sure its mine.
Answer: Petition the court for an ordered DNA test after the child is born.
Question: What is the earliest in my pregnancy I can get a paternity test? My ex boyfriend and I had sex, obviously, and I got pregnant. We went through a violent break up and I took a pregnancy test a week after I missed my period. I'm pregnant. When I tried to tell him he denied it and said I could "have fun proving it was his."
I was just wondering whats the earliest I could get a paternity test. It will have to be court mandated because the guy is a douche bag but whatever.
Answer: Prenatal paternity testing is available. It is generally believed that this type of testing can be performed between the 10th and 21st week of pregnancy.
This type of testing requires either a CVS (Chronic Villis Sampling) between 10-12 weeks or an Amniocentesis between 12-21 weeks. Both of these procedures have risks associated with the pregnancy. For specific information on these risks I would recommend discussing with your OB/Gyn.
Question: How long after giving birth should paternity testing take place? The father of my baby and I are not married to each other and so we need to have a paternity test done. How long after the birth do we wait to get one done?
Answer: You could have it done in the hospital they will just swab babies mouth with a cutip then do the same to daddy and momma for comparison
Question: How do I go about getting a court order for a prenatal paternity test? The father of my child is now deciding to deny the baby is his so i want to get a paternity test. I am three months pregnant and want to get the prenatal one but he wont agree to taking it.
Answer: You will need to wait until the baby is born, then follow through with filing for custody and child support.
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