South Haven, MI asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan

Q: How can I get a court order for the other parent to do a dna test if he is in prison?

1 Lawyer Answer

Brent T. Geers

Answered
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: By your question, I assume you believe this person is the father of a child. First step is to file a paternity case in the county you live in indicating that you believe this person is the biological father. He will then have the opportunity to affirm or deny that allegation. If he denies it, the court may order him to take a DNA test OR he would be presumed to be the father.

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