LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC

Call for a Consultation

732-246-2112 Attorney Advertising

How does DNA testing affect child support cases?

New Jersey parents who are involved in child support disputes might need to seek a DNA test to confirm paternity. DNA testing to establish paternity has become very common in child support cases as the results it yields are accurate to up to 99.99 percent. Results could be used to relieve a man of support responsibility or confirm that he needs to be financially responsible for the child.

DNA tests are often used when the parents of a child were not married when the child was conceived or born. In those cases, the father's name is not legally required on the birth certificate, and he is referred to as the "alleged father." In order to legally establish paternity, a DNA test is required. The DNA test can be voluntarily requested by the parents, or it can be ordered by the court or a by a state child welfare agency. Results from DNA testing may help bring about quicker resolutions to legal cases. DNA testing is also used in many states to administer Temporary Aid to Needy Families so that non-custodial parents can be identified and held responsible for financial support.

Child support payments are not the only result of getting a DNA test and establishing paternity. In some cases, a DNA test has worked as the catalyst for a father developing a relationship with a child he might not have previously recognized as his own.

In cases where a non-custodial parent is questioning possible child support payments, DNA test results might make the difference whether that parent has to pay or not. For parents going through this situation, a lawyer with family law experience may explain the process, their options and the steps necessary to resolve the situation. The lawyer may also legally represent the parent in court appearances and negotiations.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm

To schedule a consultation, call LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC at 732-246-2112 or contact us online.

From our offices in Freehold and New York, we serve clients in

  • Monmouth County
  • Ocean County
  • Middlesex County
  • Central New Jersey
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

  • newjersey
  • avvo-rating
  • peer-rated-for-highest-level-of-professional-excellence
  • new-jersey-supreme-court

Freehold Office
83 South Street, Suite 302
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-246-2112
Fax: 732-409-0350
Freehold Law Office Map

New York Office
40 Wall Street
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 732-246-2112
Fax: 212-530-4815
Map & Directions

review us

At LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Crupi, LLC we value your feedback. Please leave us a review.