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What’s the next step when I see judge after denies dna?

Q: My sons father took me to court the judge denied him a dan test because the the child is 5 and the father still wants it so they making us see another judge they assigned a lawyer for the child which hasn’t contacted me yet I would like to have an idea of what is the procedure to this and what happens if Dna is negative and the child only knows him as his father

A: David’s Answer: The Court will most likely not order the DNA test until it determines whether the putative father is “estopped” from denying paternity. Estoppel basically means “if you sit on your rights too long, at some point you lose them.” If the Judge at a hearing determines the Father waited too long before trying to request a DNA test, then no test will be ordered. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment. 

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