It May Not Cost You Anything if You File an Administrative Court
Video Transcribed: Hi, I’m a child custody attorney for men. I’m here talking about fatherhood and fathers’ rights. We get a lot of questions about fathers’ rights generally. One of them being, how much does a genetic test, DNA test cost?
Well, that’s a difficult answer and it may not cost you anything if you file an administrative court and DHS pays for it, but there are a lot of people out there who are court-approved laboratories who will conduct these genetic tests at varying costs, for the actual test.
I also want you to consider that if you were to file in District Court and litigate the idea of the genetic test, you could be paying for a lawyer to conduct litigation in order to get that test awarded. This may or may not take more than one court date and/or more than one pleading filed in your case.
So the costs of getting a court-approved genetic test vary drastically, depending upon the circumstances. There are, however, cheaper options for you. If you’re able to get her to agree and/or get it done in DHS administrative proceedings.
Now, the pitfall with DHS administrative proceedings is that even if that genetic test comes back positive and that you are the father, you will not be able to apply to that administrative proceeding for rights to that child. You will be required to go to a District Court local to the child’s residence in order to apply, to get custodial rights to your child. If you are looking for the Best paternity attorney for a man visit dads.law.