Can A Man Force Paternity Test?

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Can a father force a paternity test on a mother?

No. A father can not force a paternity test on a mother. A mother does not have to agree to a DNA test. In order for an alleged father to attempt to get a mother to comply to paternity testing. He will have to file a paternity petition with Family Court in his city.

It is important to note, if the mother moved to a different from which the child was conceived. The state in which the child was born normally will have jurisdiction and the father could file in hos state. We recommend that you speak with a legal professional to confirm that your state will have jurisdiction.

If the father moved to another state in which the child was born the mother should also confirm jurisdiction when establishing the paternity of her child.

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