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Can I deny a court ordered paternity test as a mother ?

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: October 25, 2021

Q: My sons father did not want the baby. I’ve been a single mother and now he wants to take me to court to get a paternity test . Is there a legal way I can decline ? I don’t want any money or anything.

A: If you do not have a valid defense (presumption of legitimacy, equitable estoppel, etc.), then you would not be able to oppose the DNA test order. If he presses the issue of visitation, you may wish to re-consider pursing support – with rights come responsibilities! Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

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