Paternity, defined as a legally recognized biological link between a father and child, must be established before a child support order can be made. For births to married couples, the husband is automatically assigned paternity. For unmarried couples, paternity can be established voluntarily or legally mandated through biological testing.
- Patricia R. Brown and Steven T. Cook
- Patricia Brown, Eun Hee Joung, and Lawrence M. Berger
- February 2006