Paternity law assesses the legal recognition of a child’s biological father, which is usually established through genetic testing. The process usually begins with a cheek swab DNA test for the child, the mother, and the potential father. Once the tests results come in, if they confirm that the potential father is, in fact, the biological father, the court will issue an order of parentage. The order of parentage makes the biological father the legal father. After that, orders of visitation, parenting plans, and child support are determined in court.

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