Paternity Fraud: Top 3 Reasons Why Some Mother’s May Lie.
Have you ever been accused of being the biological father of a child and later you found out you were not? Or, do you know someone (friend or family) that has gone through this experience? If you answered yes to these questions. I am sure you probably wondered why would any woman do this to the alleged father. In this post, we will list the explanation given by women we have encountered over the years performing a DNA Test.
Below is a list of reasons some women have given to why they knowingly made her decision to commit Paternity Fraud. The list is not in any particular order of frequency.
- Financial stability – The biological father was considered to be an irresponsible person.
- Alleged Father was easier to communicate with.
- Fear of ruining her relationship
If you or someone you know are uncertain of being the biological father of a child and would like to gain more clarity about your genetic relationship to the child. If should have any questions about Paternity Fraud as it pertains to your situation. Please contact one of our DNA Testing Experts today at 646-383-9778.
If a mother lies on a birth certificate can she be sued in court?
To my knowledge mothers are not often prosecuted for lying knowingly about the paternity of her child. The issue here is actually providing proof that the mother intentionally committed fraud.
Can I sue for lying about paternity?
If a legal father wants to sue the mother of his alleged child misattributing paternity. We recommend first consulting with an attorney in your state to get advice about how your state handles this issue. If you are unable to afford an attorney. Then I suggest you research the paternity laws in your state to learn more about your rights and the possibility of suing a mother for misattributing paternity.
Can a DNA test be done without the mother?
This is a two-fold answer. If you want to know if you are the father for informational purposes only. Then the answer is yes. This type of paternity test is known as a peace of mind DNA test. Remember, this type of test cannot be used in court.
In the event, you would like to use a DNA result for legal purposes the alleged father would have to have his name on the birth certificate in order to perform a legal DNA test without the mother’s consent. As it currently stands in most, If not all states. This applies only to unmarried men. Married men automatically are deemed custodial parents and can make decisions for the child. Therefore the courts would deem the result admissible.
Please note, it is not recommended that you perform a DNA test with the mother if are not on good communicating terms. Because, If the DNA test result is submitted and used in court and the mother was not present for the sample collection. It is almost certain the judge will grant the mother’s request that you perform another DNA test. If the mother refuses, I suggest that you petition the court in your state and have the judge issue a court order to force the mother to partake in DNA testing.
If you are in need of court-admissible DNA paternity testing? Please do not hesitate to contact our office today to learn more about our DNA relationship testing needs at 646-383-9778.