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Paternity (DNA) Testing
If managed incorrectly, DNA testing and child support negotiations can be drawn out and complicated. Experienced family lawyers can make the process quick and easy.
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Paternity (DNA) Testing
Frequently asked questions
- Peace of mind testing: this type of testing is also commonly known as self-sampling and does not meet the legal requirements of a court ordered test, as samples are taken by the individual as opposed to an authorised collector such as a pathologist. Once a sample is collected by an individual, it is sent to an authorised collector for analysis. This method can cost anywhere upwards of $150; and
- DNA typing: this type of testing is much more accurate, with an accuracy rate of 99.999 per cent. A pathologist laboratory collects samples (usually a mouth swab) from the man and child, where both are required to have formal identification prior to the procedure. This method can cost anywhere upwards of $825.
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