In some cases, results are needed for legal purposes. This is important if there are issues involving custody, visitation or child support, for example.
Myth: The hospital can make you sign the birth certificate before leaving.
Fact of the matter: Not true. Most States allow 30 – 60 days to sign the paperwork presented by the hospital after birth. Contact us for specific details on your State. 833-322-3362
Myth: If a father signs his name on the birth certificate he’s STUCK!
Fact of the matter: Not true: In 2012 a law was passed called “Fathers Rights”. This allows a father to use an accredited lab to prove he is or is not the father. If its proven that he is not related he can then not only remove his name from the birth certificate, but because of any bond that may have been created with the child, have continued visitation rights if the wrongfully accused fathers so chooses.
Obviously, establishing paternity is a very important matter to resolve. The child deserves to have both names listed on his or her birth certificate and to be legally and emotionally supported by both. If you need to know more about court-administered DNA testing, call one of our consultants today.