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Paternity Cases in Divorce Law

Paternity cases focus on establishing that the father is the biological father of the child. In addition, a paternity suit can determine custody and visitation of the child, order a parent to be monetarily responsible for the birth of a child, and can order a parent to pay for day care expenses that were incurred because of work. Paternity cases are often filed by the mother of a child in order to establish financial assistance, such as childcare. In other circumstances the father of a child can file a paternity case in order to establish visitation or custody with their child. Mothers who file for paternity are in effect giving rights to the father for visitation with the child. On the other hand, a father who files paternity will also be required to pay the mother for child support and other expenses related to the upbringing of the child. In instances when there is a question as to who the biological father of the child is, accurate and reliable DNA paternity tests can be done.

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