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mother refusing paternity testing

What can happen to a woman who is court ordered to get paternity testing done on a child and she does not comply? brother went to court, paternity was in question of oldest child, testing was ordered and oldest child is not his, so now court ordered testing on younger child and mother is refusing to take child to get tested. She had one month to comply.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:49 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Depending on the state where this is happening, if you fail to meet a court order criminal charges can be assessed against her. How awful for your family to learn of this. How sad for everyone. I hope she complies so you know about the other child. Not that it would be any easier. Good luck. I hope some counseling is ordered for that poor child (& your bro too)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:53 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • She can get in trouble for contempt of court. At some point they can actually jail her for non-compliance.

    Answer by Scuba at 7:54 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • im not a lawyer but i'd expect it WON'T go over well with the judge. tell your brother not to worry too much. to me, it sounds as if she must know something on the subject already

    Answer by mrsmostafa at 7:54 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • It does not matter if the mom refuses, the paternity test will happen if it is court ordered even if they have to go as far as doing it with out the mothers permission, trust me, they will get their sample.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 7:57 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Read

    "If a person refuses to kae a paternity test, the court may hold the person in contempt, or a default (automatic) judgment may be entered against the person. If the mother refuses a test, the court may automatically order that paternity is not restablished, and therefore, no child support is due from the claimed father."


    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:58 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • If he is hoping the child is his then that would be bad because then he wouldn't get custody or visitation.


    Answer by Gailll at 8:02 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • More than likely she could probably be held in contempt of court

    Answer by PiscesMommy021 at 9:15 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I would say contempt to court


    Answer by noahsmommy12908 at 10:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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