In some situations, it is necessary for unmarried parents to bring a Paternity action to prove that the child is an offspring of the mother or father, OR, it may be to prove that the child is not offspring of the mother or father. Any mother or suspected father is permitted under the law to bring a Paternity case as is, any child. Paternity is usually determined by a scientific test which can be done by taking and analyzing swabs of a parent and child's saliva. When Paternity is proven, a parent may be able to gain parenting rights, such as decision making and time-sharing. It will be vitally important to have the correct information regarding Child Support as well. It is always wise to consult with an experienced lawyer regarding a Paternity matter.
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