Paternity: Cases involving children of parents not married to each other. If there
is uncertainty about a child’s father, that is the first issue addressed in a paternity
case through genetic testing. When the father is known, a paternity case will
establish custody and timesharing, child support (current and past support for
any periods where the parents didn’t live together with the child), name of the
child and out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred for the birth of the child.