Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
It is unlikely that your parents can force your boyfriend to take a Paternity Test. Only if they are appointed your Guardian ad Litem, can they file a Motion in a Paternity case for an order requiring you to take a Paternity Test. Your boyfriend faces a risk of criminal prosecution for having sex with a minor, so even if he is ordered to take a Paternity Test, he won't go to jail for not taking the test - instead, the Family Law Court will find that he is the father... but that finding cannot be used in a criminal case against your boyfriend.
Answer Applies to: California
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
No, your parents may not force any person to take a paternity test. A Court may do so once a paternity case has been filed and, if there is no cooperation, may find the person in contempt and/or make inferences contrary to their legal position in the case.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
I don't think that your parents have any particular power to force a paternity test. However, the court does. If a paternity action is filed, the court can order paternity testing. Someone who refused to follow the order could be in contempt.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
Yes, the state can force your boyfriend to take a paternity test if you are getting any kind of services or for criminal proceedings if the State wants to pursue criminal charges for him having sex with a minor. It is likely your parents can go after him for child support for the baby (as you are a minor) and then the court will have him do a paternity test.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
Yes, a person can be ordered by a court of proper jurisdiction to submit to a paternity test. And, no, it will be up to a judge who is charged with reviewing the issue (if it should ever come before a court qualified to rule on the matter).
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, LLC | Louis Leibowitz
In child support situations, a court will often force the purported dad to take a paternity test if he is challenging the claim that he is the dad. I don't think your parents can force someone to take a paternity test.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Neither you nor your parents can force anyone to take a paternity test. But, either you or your parents can ask a court to order the paternity test. Because you are a minor, your parents could start a paternity case on your behalf.
Answer Applies to: Colorado