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Paternity Law

Paternity law involves the legal recognition of a child's biological father, typically established through genetic testing. For example, when a child's paternity is in question, or denied by the father, the mother may file a paternity suit against the alleged father to obtain child support. This section includes resources and articles about how paternity is established; its legal significance; grounds for challenging paternity claims; an overview of paternity tests; links to paternity laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia; and other related topics.
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