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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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My wifes ex has applied to the court for a declaration of parentage

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My wifes ex has applied to the court for a declaration of parentage regarding our son. We dispute the claim, but are concerned that the court will still order a DNA test. If they do order one, what would be the consequence of refusing.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare and I will do my best to help you
If your wife refuses the DNA test then the Court will assume that the applicant is in fact the father of the child and will make the Declaration of parentage accordingly
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