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Does each branch of the military have the same interim child support guidelines?

No. Here is one place where the branch of the service makes a difference.

Just as each state’s child support guidelines are different, each branch of the service has different interim child support guidelines. Each of the guidelines can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations. A lawyer should study them in a divorce action.

Also, a military commander has no authority to order a paternity test. A woman must obtain a court order from a civilian court in order to force a paternity test.

A child’s mother must resort to the civil court to enforce its orders.

A unit commander will not get involved with a paternity test. He or she actually has no authority to enforce compliance with a court order to submit a blood sample.