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Paternity Suit

It is a lawsuit filed generally filed by the unwed mother of a child against the unwed father of the same child to prove that he is the father of the child. It leads to medical tests like blood test, DNA test, comparison of looks, sexual relationships etc and once proven the father also needs to offer monetory support for the child right from birth. In some states of US, such proceedings are criminal in nature.

 
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