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South Dakota Paternity Lawyer

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When a child custody and/or support battle ensues, paternity can often come into question. The family courts will require a paternity test to be administered before cases involving child custody and child support will be allowed to proceed. Paternity testing allows someone to prove or disprove their biological relationship with a child. Once paternity is established, then a parent may pursue a child custody and/or child support issue.

How Paternity is Established

There are two different types of paternity tests used to compare DNA to prove or disprove parentage. The first type of test is a PCR test which is performed by swabbing the inside of a person’s cheek to collect DNA. The second test is a RFLP test. This requires taking a blood sample to test the DNA. Once a DNA test is read, the results are up to 99.99% accurate and will confirm the biological paternity of a child.

Dedicated Family Lawyer in South Dakota

If you need to establish the paternity of a child, you should contact an experienced Eastern South Dakota family law attorney at the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm today. Our accomplished legal team will offer advice and guidance and fight on your behalf regarding child custody and support.

Contact a South Dakota lawyer at Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm.