this is not quite what i mean,. the children are 4 and 6 and have a very good understanding of their life, they have a loving caring father whos been with them all their lives and i do not undertand how someone else coult be allowed to take that away from them and how could anyone think the father they adore can go and some stranger should suddenly now start seeing them? surely thats absurd? what happens if i reject the request for the test? i dont want to ruin my childrens happy lives
Thank you. How long could it potentially take from the day when the 3rd person files his application to when i receive a letter from his solicitor and to when the test has to take place and to the first hearing. I would like to have a rough idead as to how long it'd be between each step. Also if i reject the test how long would it be to the court order? Do i get an opportunity to reject the est at the first hearing or does that happen prior to the hearing?
What if the hearing day is on the day when i work? i generally am either at work or with the children. Also what if i'm away (out of the counrty) for when the hearing is scheduled?
I have just found this which seems to contradict your answer regarding the court assuming 3rd party being the father in case i refuse the test to start with:
Until officially declared otherwise, a man is deemed to be a child’s legal father if he is married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth, or if his name is XXXXX XXXXX the child’s birth certificate.
From the above it sounds like my husband will officially stay their father until the test proves otherwise. Which is correct please?
Also from when the test is ordered by the court until the test takes place how long does it take please?