Raleigh, NC asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: Can a mother refuse to allow a DNA test on a child?

Mother sexually involved with 2 men. Lives with Man A. Took a prenatal DNA test with Man B that came back 99% Man B is the father. Mother tells Man B that she is moving forward as if Man A is the father.

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Adam Bull
Adam Bull
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: either potential father can file either a custody action or a paternity action involving child. Once paternity is raised the Court will order paternity testing. The mother cannot refuse without facing contempt. If the mother is not married there are no presumptions of paternity.

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