How do you obtain a court ordered DNA test in county Georgia

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Customer: how do you obtain a court ordered DNA test in Hall county Georgia
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Hello, thank you for using Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I am the attorney who will be assisting you with this question. I am a fully licensed attorney with over a decade of experience representing clients. Please remember that this is an informational service only, so the answers that I provide are not given as official legal advice and this does not create an attorney/client relationship.

Is this for a paternity issue?

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my son's mother is keeping him from me but I technically have no rights and I'm not legitimized I'm trying to take these steps in order to get and legitimized and get custody and she is still legally married to another person
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I understand. Is there a custody case open?

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figure out what it's not at the moment I'm trying to get one to open I guess you could say just trying to figure out the steps I need to take in order to see and get my son I'm not going for full custody at least want joint
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Sure. The first thing that you have to do is file for custody & open the case.

After that, you can legally establish paternity by getting the judge in the custody case to order a DNA test.

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for me filing for custody does that automatically open the case or what would I need to do and where would I need to go to do this I am in Hall county Georgia
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Yes, the Georgia guide on how to get started can be found here: 

https://georgia.gov/file-child-custody#:~:text=You%20can%20file%20a%20petition,child%20custody%3A%20physical%20and%20legal.

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thank you I just read up on it a little bit in the first problem I see with it is I don't know an address for her she doesn't have a physical address and she's not telling me where she is staying so how would she go about getting served
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You will likely have to hire the Sheriff in the county where she lives to find her address and serve her.

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