What types of paternity tests are used in Florida court cases?

In Florida, the legal paternity of a child may be established through a paternity action initiated by the mother, putative father or the child; by the father's marriage to the mother; by a foreign judgment of paternity or by the father's acknowledgment of paternity. A man’s name on a birth certificate does not necessarily determine his legal rights as a parent.

Florida paternity cases can also use a blood test or DNA test to determine paternity. In Florida, any party to a paternity proceeding may request that a blood test be given, or the court may order a test on its own motion.

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