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There’s no reason to delay finding out the truth about a child’s paternity

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2020 | Father's rights & paternity

As someone who has a child on the way, you know how important it is that they know both their mother and father. Many people go through children’s early years being uncertain if the man is really the father, but there’s no real excuse for that. A DNA test isn’t invasive, and it’s very simple to give to both the father and child. 

If you are delaying a paternity test because of your reputation, then now is the time to look into a private paternity case. Though paternity cases are complex, it’s possible to get the test and to find out about paternity without having a public hearing. Your attorney can help you terminate or assert your rights as a father privately and with respect for the situation.

How quickly can you get DNA results?

Time is of the essence in paternity cases, so it’s important to discuss how long the test will take with the lab. Depending on the DNA test given, the results could take anywhere from three days up to two weeks. In some cases, it’s possible to get DNA results in as little as 24 hours. 

What can you do to make sure the test is accurate?

DNA tests are approximately 99.9% accurate. To make sure your test is accurate, you should ask that all parties witness the samples being taken, sealed and mailed/tested. Doing this will help you guarantee that samples are not tampered with.

A DNA sample is simple to gather and can answer many questions for you. Don’t delay in getting one if you’re questioning who a child’s father is but need to know for certain.