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Refusal to Take a Paternity Test

Refusal to Take a Paternity Test

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You may be facing a civil lawsuit from a woman who claims you are the father of her child, and you may be under significant pressure to undergo a paternity test. Before submitting to testing of any kind, it is important to understand your rights and options. The best way to get fast, accurate answers regarding paternity, DNA testing, and legal parenting conflicts is to connect with a Greenville family lawyer as soon as possible.

Call Christian & Christiannow at (864) 408-8890 to get the trustworthy legal counsel you need.

Am I Legally Allowed to Refuse Paternity Testing?

Yes. You may refuse to take a DNA test if you do not wish to do so. If pressure to take a paternity test comes only from the child’s mother, you are under no legal obligation to submit to her request. In the event you are compelled by the court to take a paternity test, you are still not required to do so, but it could create a legal headache for you if decline.

For starters, a judge could hold you in contempt of court if you do not comply with the court’s request for you to perform a paternity test. This could lead to criminal charges, fines, and other painful legal consequences. In some cases, if a judge has reason to believe you are the father, they could require you to pay child support despite your unwillingness to submit to DNA testing.

In order to avoid the painful repercussions of declining to take a court-ordered paternity test, you must seek legal representation right away.

Compassionate, Experienced Family Law Attorneys Serving Fathers in Greenville, SC

When you aren’t sure of your rights, we are here to step in and bridge the gap. Since 1979, we have provided quality legal service to fathers in Greenville, and we may be able to do the same for you. Our team at Christian & Christian has an in-depth understanding of your rights and the necessary skill to protect them, even if the pressure you are experiencing is from the court.

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