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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. 

25 comments:

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

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    1. I have strongly believe this child is my child but my name is not on his birth certificate.

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  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.

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  3. Need some legal advice on common law right

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  4. On this site, I provide information.

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

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  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.

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

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  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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  8. Hi if a father had to test 3 kids will the price difference be $3000 or $1500?

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  9. I want to remove my daughter father name from her birth certificate because he is not willing to cooperate and is causing problem for her to get certain documents wat should I do

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  10. Asking for friend, no DNA test wasn't done on any of three children, his name on birth paper for one child, but he his doubt about it, court order maintenance, the other two he his no doubt about but his name is not on the birth paper, and one of them have been living with him from nine months, what should he do.

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  11. Good day. How can I contact you?

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  12. Good day is it possible to remove a father's name off a birth certificate due to the wants no involvement?If so what are the procedures?

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    1. https://trinidadandtobagolegalrights.blogspot.com/2020/04/voluntary-relinquishment-of-parental.html

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  13. Hi good day i am in a current sitution where i am 8 months pregnant and my parter left month ago citing i do not know who the father is and im just waiting for the child to born to confirm whether its his or my ex. Things are really bad as i am a single parent and have gotten no financial and physical support during this whole pregnancy. Although accusing me of not knowing who the father is he still comes after the fact to tell me he wants nothing to do with me but he will mind his child. After much trying to show him reason i told him i do not wish to have no sort of communication with him because its too much of emotional and mental stress and i really dont want him to form the opinion that i palmed of a child on him so to establish and confirm his doubts we will go through the court. Can u advise please

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  14. Hi Good Day, I'll like to find out if a paternity test can be done whilst pregnant, if yes what is the cost and where?

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    1. Yes, a paternity test can be done during the pregnancy, but I am unable to confirm if it's done in T&T. You should contact the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre for more info.

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