Establishing Paternity Through Genetic Testing

A Fairfax, Virginia Family Law Attorney Discusses Proving Paternity Via Genetic Testing

All too often, a single mother is left to raise a child on her own because the father refuses to acknowledge responsibility for the pregnancy. The mother may know with certainty who the child's father is, but without his signing of an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP), she may have to turn to the Fairfax County courts or the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) to compel the father to submit to a genetic test to establish paternity.