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Marshall Davis Brown Jr: Marshall Davis Brown Shares Tips On Paternity Testing

Friday, October 4, 2013

Marshall Davis Brown Shares Tips On Paternity Testing

In family law, oftentimes a lawyer needs to determine who will be listed as the father on a birth certificate, or he or she needs to establish the identity of a father for purposes of child support. This is when attorneys like Marshall Davis Brown help clients arrange a paternity test.

This test uses genetic information to find the most probable match between a possible father and a baby. It can also be used to show when an individual is very unlikely to be the father of a child prior to a birth. While attorneys often arrange paternity tests after a court order, some prospective clients may want to get a test on their own before retaining a lawyer.

The obvious first step, but one that many people fail to take, is to find a clinic or other facility that offers paternity testing. These are listed in the yellow pages, but these days, a quick local Internet search will turn up any facilities in one's area along with their contact information.

After a location to get a test done is found, Marshall Davis Brown recommends that anyone who needs to be tested be contacted and instructed on what to do. This would be the mother, the child, if he or she is of age, and all prospective fathers. The possible fathers and the child are the most important people to test, but the mother is often tested to establish her own genetic relation to the child in question.

Going to the clinic is the simplest option for many people, but tests can also be ordered online and the samples sent back by mail. No matter where the test is administered, however, paternity test results are 99 percent accurate.

Attorney Marshall Davis Brown believes that everyone involved in a paternity test should seek family counseling after the results are known. This can help soothe the emotional trauma of a father not being whom one expects or paternity being established when it was not previously desired.


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