My Caseworker Filed A Uifsa Petition For Paternity. The Father Denied It, And The Other Court Just Dismissed The Case. What Happened?

A responding state should not dismiss a case without requesting the additional information needed to proceed, and the initiating state is required to provide that information in 30 days. Either party in a contested paternity action will be able to request genetic testing. Ask your caseworker to reopen the case. Paternity may be established until your child`s 18th birthday.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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