A court ordered paternity test is done following the stringent requirements of a court order. Once this order is issued, the concerned parties will need to make sure to get a legal paternity DNA test which is carried out following all the necessary steps to ensure that it is accepted in a court of law.
A Western Australian man is required by a court to take a paternity DNA test to disprove him as the father of a child. Given the fact that he had a vasectomy in 1994 and met the mother of the boy in 2000, the father knows the child cannot be his. However, there is more to this case. In fact, what happened was that after the two met in an internet chat room the man agreed to have his name put down on the child’s birth certificate so as to easy immigration procedures and enable the 18 month old boy (at the time) to live in Australia. The Australian father turned down a paternity test or a blood test which was recommended by the authorities as a control measure so as for the father to be absolutely sure regarding the issue of paternity.
Shortly after meeting the two got married; however, the marriage fell apart in 2006 and the father of the boy wanted nothing else to do with neither the woman he married nor the boy he accepted as his son. At this point the man also wished to waiver his financial responsibilities towards the boy that was not his biological son.
The mother stood her case in court and pushed towards the father and son meeting once a fortnight and also to have the father pay maintenance to the child. He has already been paying maintenance to the tune of 800$ per month since 2007 but this money has been held back by the Child Support Agency until the paternity test results and the court case were finalized.
The mother tried to get the courts to apply US laws but the courts rejected her appeal; under Australian law, it is of utmost important to help any child find their biological parents. Moreover, the law also takes into consideration the psychological implications of the child discovering later in their life that the person they thought was their parent is not in fact, their biological one. The mother claims that the court ordered paternity test will exclude the man who registered himself on the child’s birth certificate as the father but will not help the child find his real dad. The paternity test result will tell.
What Steps Do I need to Follow for My Court Ordered Paternity test in Australia
Once you have received the court order, you will need to find a company that provides legal paternity testing. A legal test is done following what is referred to as a chain of custody which means that all DNA samples must be verified and the people taking part in the test must also provide identification which will help verify the provenance of all DNA samples. Often a doctor or qualified nurse is actually appointed to take the DNA samples and sign the necessary documentation. Standard sampling procedure for a paternity test is rubbing an oral swab in the mouth to collect cheek cells; the simplicity of this procedure makes it perfectly adapt for children and adults.
Court ordered paternity tests may appear to be somewhat complex and the DNA testing of your choice can guide you in terms of that which is strictly tied to the testing and related recommendations.