I am looking to seek custody, joint custody, or even visitational rights to my 6 year old son. I already know that the first step is to establish paternity.. I would like to hire an attorney when I get financially stable & can afford a good attorney to help me get atleast joint custody, if not full. But first, I need to know how to request an ordered DNA test to establish paternity, so that I can begin to excersise my paternal rights by visitation & child support payments. Can I create a document myself if I got it notorized? If so, what do I include in my document? Should I send it through certified mail? Can the mother of my child deny me my request for a DNA? She is in KY, I'm in SC, our son is here in SC as well with his grandmother. The mother has not seen our son in 4 months.
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