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07 Aug 2007

Good Day, I would like to find out more about paternity testing. Is there any law against it? Does it have to be done through a Court Order? Can it be done at the hospital straight after birth? What is the cost? I have read about home paternity tests, but not sure if it is available in SA or even legal or credible.
Thank you very much.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Maya
There is no law against it but you can't force the father to go for a paternity test - however, the court may ask a person to prove that he is not the father of a child by going for a paternity test otherwise he may have to pay maintenance for the child.
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