Del: Free Paternity Tests As Device to Encourage Child Support Payments

Another tactic to encourage payment of child support is free paternity testing, and it’s being offered by the state of Delaware, in conjunction with a private vendor, during national child support month.

The free tests are available only to alleged fathers against whom a child support case is already pending.

State officials hope this will encourage fathers to connect with their children and, therefore, feel more positively about contributing to their children’s support.

Read more in this Wilmington News Journal article: Del. offers free paternity tests in Sept. – Program aimed to get dads to acknowledge kids coincides with Child Support Month.