Almost 18 years ago a young man was born that I was told I could be the father of. He was born in the state of Mississippi, and right before his mother found out she was pregnant I moved to Illinois. After years of being in and out of jail, the young man mother has petition the court for a DNA test, child support, and back support. This young man will turn 18 in a few weeks. Should I look into retaining a lawyer for the court date I have coming up.