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Simon Dippenaar
Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
B.Bus.Sci (UCT), LLB (UCT), PDLP (UCT)
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Child Paternity Disputes in South Africa

Child paternity disputes

Paternity disputes may be launched if child paternity is in question.

This normally occurs when the mother seeks to obtain maintenance payments from the person she believes is the child’s father.

The court considers whether or not the mother and father were married or in a relationship at the time of conception, and may request paternity testing.

Tests currently acknowledged under South African law include:

  • Blood Tests
  • HLA tissue typing  that analyses white blood cells
  • DNA testing that can also trace family genealogy

Want help or advice with paternity?

Call us now on 021 439 5208 or contact SD Law