Establish Paternity

Paternity establishment is the legal determination of fatherhood. The CSEA can assist with establishing paternity when there is not an existing final and enforceable determination of paternity. A final enforceable determination of paternity exists when a court or administrative order has been issued determining that a man is the father of a child or 60 days have passed since an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit has been signed. A support order cannot be issued until paternity has been established.

Paternity can be established up to the child’s 23rd birthday.

If you are interested in requesting paternity establishment for your child, go to www.odjfs.state.oh.us, to complete an application to request our services.

Benefits of establishing paternity:

  • Right to collect Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits

  • Inheritance rights

  • Access to medical history

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Ways to establish paternity:

  • Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit: This form is made available at the hospital to unwed mothers when the child is born. The mother must not have been married within 300 days of the date of birth to be able to complete this form. The biological father and mother must both complete the form and their signatures need to be notarized. This form is a voluntary way for people to admit to being a child’s biological parents.

  • Genetic Testing: Genetic testing is conducted with buccal swabs. Skin cells are collected from the inside of the mouth with cotton swabs. When the resulting tests show that there is a 99% or greater probability that the man is the father, paternity will be established.

  • Marriage: A man is presumed to be the father of a child if the parties were married at the time of the child’s birth or if the child was born within 300 days after death, divorce or dissolution. The mother, the presumed father or another man alleging himself to be the father of the child may request genetic testing in this situation.

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other needed items may be returned by:

E-mail to:  FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov
Fax to:  937-498-7396,  mail to:
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of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365,
in person, or by drop box outside the
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August 12, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


The Darke County Job Fair
is scheduled from 9:30 a.m.
– 3:00 p.m. with Job Seeker
workshops in the morning and
the Employer Job Fair in the
afternoon.  This event will be
held at Darke County’s Edison
State Community College Campus,
601 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio.


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August 14, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Komyo Logistics is holding a Job Fair at 151 Commerce Center Blvd., Troy, Ohio. Full and part time positions are available.

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