After a referral from the Office of Child Support (Department of Human Services), the Prosecuting Attorney's office interviews the custodial parent and files a complaint in Circuit Court. The non-custodial parent is served with a copy of the complaint. The Prosecuting Attorney's office schedules genetic testing if requested by the putative father. Finally, if paternity is established, the Prosecuting Attorney will prepare the Order of Filiation and Referral to the Friend of the Court that is entered in Circuit Court.
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