You Can Not Conduct a Genetic Test, but It’s Probably Not in Your Interest
Video Transcribed: Hi, my name’s Keith Flinn, a father’s rights attorney in Tulsa. And I’m here talking about fatherhood and fathers’ rights. We get a lot of questions here about fathers’ rights.
One of them being, can I deny a genetic test? The answer is, has a court-ordered you to conduct one?
And are you willing to bear the consequences of not complying with a court order? The other side to that is what good is it going to do you?
So, if you were to deny conducting a genetic test, the court could find you in default and establish you as the father in any event.
Additionally, if the court ordered you to conduct a genetic test and you fail to do so, you could be found to be in contempt of court, which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in the county jail and, or a $500 fine.
And so the answer is probably yes, you can fight and decide not to conduct a genetic test, but it’s probably not in your interest because you’ll likely be established the father anyway, and you may face criminal liability.
If you’ve got any questions about an ongoing proceeding related to a genetic test, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.