Does anyone know if in Michigan, a man wants to get an order to have a DNA test done, where he would go? Would he go through Department of Child Services? Would he need a lawyer and they would just order it themselves or through another department like friend of the court?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Jan. 10, 2010 in General Parenting
Petition the court for paternity.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:49 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by jsimonds220 at 1:50 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by ronjwake at 2:02 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:02 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
You have to actually go to the child support office or sometimes it is called BCSE. Call your regular welfare office for the county and they should give you the number. If the mother has not filed for welfare or anything like that he might have to register as a punitive father which means if she does go in they can test him. If he can afford a lawyer he needs to go that route. That is quicker and usually more effective. BCSE only wants the money and can only establish paternity for the purpose of child support. You have to file on your own for visitation and custody issues.
Answer by babyfat5 at 11:52 AM on Jan. 10, 2010