The alleged father asked if my daughter could visit his mother. Months later he sends a message saying he's not the father.
Just get a real DNA test through National Screening. Put the issue to rest. Then get orders that comport with the result.
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Either parent can have a home or OTC DNA test done without the other parent's consent. You let your daughter visit his mother. If you know who is the father you owe it to your child to have a paternity suit affecting parent-child relationship to resolve the matter and get stability in court orders for conservatorship, visitation and support. You should resolve such legal matters before you let anyone else have possession of your child. Perhaps you made a mistake in allowing your child to go to his mother or to allow anyone to have her without court orders in place. Do not rely on his message or whatever test he did or has. A parentage suit is the correct way to proceed. Do it for your child. You need family law counsel.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
I agree with the other 2 attorneys.
However, I have seen men have their "friend" take the test so they won't be listed as the dad.
If you think he's the Dad then you need to go to court and have a judge order a DNA test done at National Screening where they try to make sure it's the correct man.
If he's not the biio dad then he and his family have no legitimate reason to have anything to do with this baby.
I think you need to sit down in person with a family law attorney and discuss all of the possible options. We are not allowed to make recommedations so just use this website and find someone.
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