Q: I took a HOME PATERNITY TEST. I tested my son and myself, no mother because I have no idea where she is. Now the results came back that I am 99.557% not excluded as the father. I’m not at all convinced that this test is correct because we didn’t match in 2 sections. Do you have a similair experience with a home DNA test? No matter if it was good or bad.
A: I recommend all fathers to do these tests on their children as 30% of men paying child support are on children that are not theirs. They are accurate, but that’s not your only problem.
If you were not married to the mother, you have no legal rights to the child, so at any time she could come and take the child away from you. You need to immediately file a motion in the court to establish your paternity rights and for custody plus child support. If you can’t find her, in many states all that is needed is a newspaper notice to get a default child support order. That happens to men a lot, which is why so many have orders on them for non-biological children.
To learn a father’s rights, join Dads House in Yahoo Groups. It’s free to join, access all materials, and you associate with other fathers going through, and have already gone through, the same issues. We have an Educational Manual that teaches everything that needs to be known in addressing your legal issues. Mention your question here when asked why you want to join, as well as your state?