Whilst having a baby is exciting, in some situations there may be questions as to paternity. Essentially, who are the parents of the child? This question can arise before a child is born or even many years later.
Whilst Australian family law provides for “presumptions” of parentage, it may be necessary to determine who is (or is not) a parent. This can be determined in various ways including DNA testing, an acknowledgement of parentage or through a Court order.
There may also be questions of paternity if your child was conceived through artificial conception.