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How does my grandaughter get the paternity test results that

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how does my grandaughter get the paternity test results that were done on her by court order from 27 years ago in Butte county ca.
JA: Has a court order been sought regarding a paternity test?
Customer: the order was signed and processed about 27 years ago
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: ay that time her father was ordered to pay child support but pertitioned the court for relief and was granted same
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  LegalGems replied 6 months ago.

Court records are a matter of public record; most records from 3 decades ago are not digitalized so one would need to go to the clerk's office and likely either fill out a request, or access the records via microfiche or the mode of storage as used by that partcular court house.

If the records were sealed (this is sometimes the case when a minor is involved, but not typically done for family law paternity/custody/support issues) then one would need to petition the family law department for access to the record - basically for a certified copy of the order of paternity.

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