The Prosecutor’s Office reviews all divorce cases filed in Grand Traverse County to determine if any of the parties are indicating that a child was born or conceived during the marriage but is not the husband’s biological child.
The goal in these cases is to ensure that every child has 2 parents to help financially care for them. To reach this goal, if there is an indication that the husband is not biological father of a child, the Prosecutor’s Office assists the parties in understanding:
How to obtain the legally required genetic testing
What the law requires of them
What the law says
They do all of this so they can prove to the court that the husband is not that child’s biological father.
If the court does issue an order saying the husband is not the father of a child, then the Prosecutor’s Office assists the mother in establishing paternity for that child.
Start A Divorce
In order to start a divorce, you can contact an attorney or file on your own.
Contact An Attorney
For assistance in locating an attorney contact the Grand Traverse / Leelanau / Antrim Bar Association at 231-922-4715 or visit their website.