In Nevada and across the nation, fathers are expected to help support their children. However, there are situations where a man suspects that he may not be the father of a child. The state will order tests to determine the paternity of the child in question in several situations. If a man believes he may not be the father of the child, then he can write a letter to the Chief stating his concerns and requesting further testing.
The courts will also require paternity testing if the mother or guardian of the child does not know who the father is and provides the Chief with the names of more than one individual. There are also situations where the courts may believe that the validity of a paternity claim is in question.