[Source: PR Log] – Whenever the outcome of a paternity test may lead to legal action it is imperative that tested individuals request a legal, or court admissible, paternity test. These tests can be used in a court of law and are frequently performed when one or both parents are seeking custody of a child, child support or social security payments.
Paternity actions typically occur when a child is born out of wedlock and can be filed by either parent. Mothers will often file paternity actions if she is in the process of trying to get a man to provide child support or other parental obligations. Fathers, on the other hand, may file a paternity action to secure his rights as the biological father.
For more information: Paternity Actions in Arizona – More Common than You May Think