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A DNA test can be taken to prove it. The natural mother can order it to be done. If a judgment has already been ordered for child support, then you will have to appeal with your lawyer and have a DNA test to prove you are not the father.

Only the court or the state's department of child support enforcement can order someone to take a paternity test.

A paternity/parentage suit is treated the same as any lawsuit.

Before the unmarried mother can receive child support she must file a suit in the state circuit court in her county of residence.

The male named as the alledged father will be served with a summons with the court designation, date and time he is to appear.

The defendant can appear in court with or without legal counsel and contest the suit, in which case a paternity test will be ordered.

If the defendant fails to request a continuance or does not appear at the hearing the court will enter a default judgment for child support.

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