Did you know there are three ways to establish fatherhood?
- Children born within the marriage
- Paternity Opportunity Program
- Court order of paternity
If paternity of the child(dren) is at issue, we provide free genetic (DNA) testing.
To obtain this free service:
- Contact DCSS immediately once you are served with the Summons and Complaint.
- Complete the Answer to Complaint or Supplemental Complaint
- Once the Answer is complete, you must file with the Superior Court Business Office.
- After you file the answer, provide a copy to DCSS so we may set up the genetic testing appointment.
Following the genetic test appointment, you will receive:
- Notice of hearing to establish paternity and support
- Results of the paternity test
If you do not dispute the genetic test results or the child support amount on the proposed judgment, call us today to ask us about a stipulated judgment (agreement).
Set Aside Paternity
If paternity has previously been established by order of the court and you would like the judgment set aside, please contact the Family Law Facilitator’s Office.