About 5 years ago is was seeing someone who became pregnant. After several trips to the doctor we were given her due date. The timing did not seem right, she told me it was not mine and that she knew who's it was. I ended the relationship, some time after that she married that supposed father. Not sure if it was before or after the baby was born. They are now divorced and he has proof that he is not the biological father and is petitioning to have his name removed from the birth certificate. If the request is granted, can the state come after me and force me to take a paternity test?
Child Custody Lawyer
Yes, they can.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
The court can absolutely force someone to take a blood test if that person is alleged to be the father of a child. See ORS 109.252. If a person ordered to take a blood test refuses, the court can automatically resolve the case as though that person *is* the parent.
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