My husband was put on child support by his ex who claims two of her kids are his. He currently has an open case with the court. My husband mentioned he got a paternity test done and both kids are his. Will I be able to get a copy of the paternity test from the Department of Child Services?
No - only your husband and the other party and their attorneys have access to Dept of Child Support paternity files
If you are married to this person I presume you have a relationship of trust and he would provide you the papers upon your request.
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If the case was initiated by the Department, you may be able to look up the information at the clerks office in the courthouse, but I am not clear why you want a copy of the paternity test. If he put himself out as dad in a manner sufficient to deem him the presumed father, even if the test came back that he was not biologically related to the children, he is responsible. If a judgment has been entered, he is likely stuck with that determination.
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