How to get your rights as a father in court

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Being a father is one of the greatest joys a man can have, but sometimes relationship problems make everything more complicated. If your partner will not allow you to exercise your parental rights, you will have to take a legally valid DNA paternity test to use in court. Once the judge receives the results, he or she can decide in your favor and give you parental rights and duties. If problems arise during pregnancy, some laboratories offer prenatal paternity testing. In this case, the judge will require the mother to provide a blood sample as this is the only way to get DNA from the baby. It is important to note that this type of test is only viable after the 7th week of pregnancy so be patient.

Ask a lawyer for advice

Each country has its own laws, so it is advisable to have the advice of a professional lawyer to avoid making mistakes during the trial. The slightest mistake could render the trial ineffective and you would have to start all over again. With DNA tests, pay attention to the indications of the laboratory when providing your samples. As it is a legally valid DNA test, the laboratory will ask you to go to their facilities to provide the samples. This is done this way because the laboratory needs to certify that they took the samples from the correct people. They will also take a photographic record of the sample collection, so it is recommended that you are well dressed. These photos will be displayed in court, so it is in your best interest to look sharp and neat for the judge.

What can happen during the trial?

It is difficult to know what decision a judge will make, but there are several elements that the judge will consider when establishing duties and rights over the child. The first is whether you live in your own home, a relative’s home, or rented home. The second factor that the judge will analyze is the father’s source of income. If you have over three years of experience at your job or if you have your own business, you will have a better chance of having the judge rule in your favor. One thing that could affect you negatively is if you have a criminal record. Some women will try to provoke men before the trial so they attack them to establish a criminal record. Don’t fall into the trap. Finally, be on time every time you have to go to court.