Thursday, 12 May 2016

Paternity Testing and removing father's name from birth certificate

Q: Hi, for seven years, I was made to believe that I was the father of a child, but I have doubts. What can I do?
 A: The first step is to have a paternity test done. One place to get it done is:
Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre
Barbados Road, Federation Park 
St Clair, Port of Spain
Tel: +1 868 622-1011 or 622-2167

The cost as of now is $500 per swab. So, as father, that’s $1000 (baby and yourself). The test involves Macroscopic and DNA analyses.

·         If the tests prove that you are not the father and your name is not on the birth certificate, you’re fine.
·         If the tests prove that you are not the father and your name is on the birth certificate, you will have to visit an Attorney to apply for a court order to have it removed (important to have done).

Based on my experience in the legal profession, I would advise any man with just an ounce of doubt to get this test done. 


  1. how do we contact you I need some legal advice

  2. Hi, since 2014 I've been awaiting a judgement for decree absolute, child and property settlement. The other party refuses to settle. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process? Thank you.

  3. Need some legal advice on common law right

  4. On this site, I provide information.

    1. I'm looking for the contact information on the site, could you direct to where it is, please.

  5. I did the paternity test through court and it came out am not the father, how do i remove my name from the birth certificate.

  6. Good day can I make an appointment to see you?

  7. Hi Mr.Broome I contacted you in May this yr,and you recommended that I meet with Mr.Mohammed from south.I met with Mr.Mohammed and he has taken up my plight;
    Just to work inform youcofcthe latest development,
    My ex employer n I met with the Officer at the Ministry of Labour for a conciliation meeting. However my ex employer decided he wanted to go to court.Socwe are awaiting further contact from the ministry.
    Thanks so much Mr.Broome,because of you I feel liberated to get an opportunity for my voice to be heard in this matter.


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