When a DNA test is done to determine paternity, is the alleged father required to get a copy of the results?

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Family Law, Tennessee

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Because the alleged father's DNA is being submitted for analysis, he can request and receive a copy of the results.  In a paternity suit, results are often submitted to the court.  The court may seal the results or just review them and return them to the parties, but the alleged father would have a right to inspect the results to see if he is "dad" or not. He would have a right to have a copy because they are his results.  If there was another alleged father, he would not necessarily have the right to view another person's records.

 


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