The first step in determining paternity is to confirm a child’s biological father. If the parties disagree,the Court will order DNA testing.

After confirming paternity, the Court will them be required to determine Legal Decision Making (Custody), parenting time, and child support in the same manner it would has the parents been married.

In the event that the biological father is not or has not paid support, the court may order back payment for up to 36 months prior to filing. It’s therefore in your best interest to determine paternity as soon as possible.

Again, it is our desire to first resolve all issues by agreement of the parties, since not only does that save my client money, but can reduce the associate stress. If however, the parties can’t agree, the Court will be required to resolve those issues.