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Is the Department of Child Services where the father would go to get an order to establish paternity.

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?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Jan. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Petition the court for paternity.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:49 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • I think you should call your County's Social Services for the information. They could help you get started. Good luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • I think that it is something that you must do at the family probate courthouse in your local area
    jsimonds220

    Answer by jsimonds220 at 1:50 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • What legal said.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 2:02 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • Is that directly related to Dep. of Child Services at all?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • You or he needs to go to the child support office and request the test be done and they will give him and whomever has the child an appointment and the test will take about 5 minutes and the answer will be in the mail in about 30-40 days.
    Anonymous

    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.

    babyfat5

    Answer by babyfat5 at 11:52 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

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