What happens after paternity is established?

After paternity is determined, a court order for support can be obtained to establish an order for child support. The support order will be based on the child's needs, obligor's ability to pay, custody arrangements and the child support guidelines.

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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