"When you establish paternity, you identify the legal father of the child. Paternity gives rights and benefits to the mother, the father, and the child."
The State of Florida uses several resources to help applicants establish legal paternity. In some cases, a genetic or DNA test is used to scientifically confirm the father of the child. Once the genetic test results are received from the laboratory, we mail the results to the mother and the alleged father. We do not give any test results to anyone over the phone.