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I have a step-daughter of 16. A potential father is asking

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I have a step-daughter of 16.
A potential father is asking for a DNA test via the courts.
If proved to be the biological father. What rights or access would he have automatically and what if any could he apply for?
My step-daughter has no interest in meeting him and has never met him before.
She is happy and settled with step-dad, mother and two sisters whom she has lived with since she was 3.5 years old. She has no desire to meet him.
Can she be forced to do so?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Thank you for your question - I am a family solicitor and can help.
You can rest assured that the courts will not entertain an application from a putative father to spend time with a 16 year old if she does not want to spend time with him.
No-one is going her to force her to spend any time with him - even if he is her father.
Kind Regard
Caroline
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