How Paternity Testing Helps Get Child Support

Single mothers face a complex future without child support. Many of them must work multiple jobs and find adequate care for their child.

Paternity testing can change that for some families. Quick, inexpensive paternity testing may be the key to finding a way to ensure financial child support from the child’s father.

Here’s how paternity testing plays into the child support process.

Paternity Testing & Child Support

In the child support application process, paternity testing is utilized to conclusively determine the biological parentage of a child. A sample of DNA may be collected from both the potential father and the child. DNA is a lot like a unique fingerprint. When a child is conceived, it receives a portion of DNA from both parents, creating a third, unique DNA identity. Nonetheless, it’s still possible to conclusively determine who a child’s father is through paternity testing.

How Is Paternity Testing Conducted?A Babys Hand In Her Mothers

Blood may be drawn and tested from both the potential father and the child. On the other hand, it is also effective to swab the inside of the cheek to obtain the sample. Either way, we follow chain of custody guidelines to ensure our results are court-admissible. Test results are usually available within one week. It’s important to note that the results are considered to be approximately 99.9% accurate. Accordingly, paternity testing is a tried and true way for resolving the question of fatherhood and thus may assist you in your quest for child support.
Test Smartly Labs of Lee’s Summit makes it easy for mothers, children, and alleged fathers to get tested without conflict. We have locations throughout the Kansas City metro area, so we can schedule separate collections for the child or children, mother, and alleged father(s). Parties do not have to see each other during the paternity testing process.

Using the Results of Paternity Testing to Get Child Support

Once paternity is scientifically established, the evidence can be used in court to establish an order for child support. It may be necessary to appear before a judge or to work with legal counsel to conclude this process. After child support is ordered the father must legally comply with the terms or risk serious consequences that may include fines or imprisonment.

Pursue Child Support With the Help of Test Smartly Labs

Our conveniently-located lab facilities in Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, and Kansas City (1 location near downtown and 1 in the Northland!) can perform paternity testing quickly, accurately and confidentially. Scheduling an appointment is easy, and you’ll have the answers you’re looking for in about a week. Even better, these test results can help you raise your child with financial security.
To start the process, call Test Smartly Labs of Lee’s Summit at (816) 875-9301 or find one of our other KC Metro area locations.

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