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Father Refusing to Take Paternity Test or Provide Child Support

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by robina, 3 June 2014.

  1. robina

    robina Member

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    Hi, I'm expecting baby 2nd July. And the father has refused to do DNA testing with a paternity test. And refusal of care or child support. I can't afford to look after child on my own, as I got a 6 year old child. Please guide me.
     
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  2. CathL

    CathL Well-Known Member

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    Hi Robina,
    Which State are you located in? Have a look at:
    Section 69W of the Family Law Act 1975 sets out:
    “If the parentage of a child is a question in issue in proceedings under this Act, the court may make an order (a parentage testing order) requiring a parentage testing procedure to be carried out on a person mentioned in subsection (3) for the purpose of obtaining information to assist in determining the parentage of the child.”

    Hope that helps.
     
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