Rochester, NY asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey

Q: My son is 13 and I want a dna test. I live in New York and they live in New Jersey. I don’t remember signing the birth

I’m not sure he’s mines and I’ve been paying way too much over the years I’m in arrears

2 Lawyer Answers
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Garden City, NY

A: I do not practice NJ law and this should be posted in the NJ section unless the order of support is a NY order. If the order is a NY order, you cannot ask for a DNA test as there is already an order and you were found to be the father. Even if there was no order, the fact that you have identified yourself as the father for 13 years would preclude you from getting a DNA test.

Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. If there are prior child support and/or custody orders in place in NJ, then it appears NJ law would apply. Generally speaking, it is not easy to obtain a DNA test of a child of that age under the law in NJ, but you should contact a Family Law attorney for a consultation so that he/she can do a more thorough assessment and discuss if there is an option to lower child support or address the arrears in some way through the Courts.

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