If you are about to go or, currently going through the process of determining paternity to establish child support. Today, performing a DNA paternity test more times than not is requested. If you are wondering, How long this process will take? The answer is, It depends on your situation. If the state deems you are unable to pay for your paternity test. The state may opt to pay for your paternity test on your behalf but, more times than not the state will require you reimburse the state for your DNA test. The turnaround time for this court ordered paternity testing option on average is 6-8 weeks, sometimes longer.
The second scenario is when an alleged father and/or mother opts to pay for the court-ordered paternity test privately by utilizing a company like DNA Tests NJ. Using a DNA testing company that provides accredited services is very important because a legal chain of custody DNA tests are recognized standard DNA test results state and governmental institutions such as family courts, USCIS, U.S. Embassies, Passport Agencies, and Social Security will accept. The turnaround time for this result is 1 to 3 business days from the date the lab receives all DNA samples.
Currently, there is no statute that we are aware of that enforces DNA testing for the purposes of determining paternity for child support. That being said, performing a paternity test is currently the most efficient method of determining who the biological father is of a child. Which is why family court judges and other state institutions recommend a DNA testing result as a form of evidence that can be used to help prove proof of biological relationships between a father and child.
Now, we do recommend that you contact a legal professional familiar with your state laws to help assist you with your state’s paternity guidelines. Remember, each state is different and we believe it is important that you understand your state’s paternity laws before filing any petition.