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I have a question concerning my fatherhood of a child. I

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I have a question concerning my fatherhood of a child.
I wanted to put him in my will but first I want to make sure that child belongs to me.
What is the first thing I need to do?
I do not know the type of his blood nor that of the mother.
The child was born in a hospital in Maryland.
Do I need an order from the court or from him to know his type of blood?
Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

Can you please tell me:

1) How old is the child?
2) Is your name already on the birth certificate?
3) Is the mother willing to provide the child for a DNA test?
4) Are there custody orders in place with you as the father?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.



1) The child is over 30 years old.

2) My name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificate.

3) The mother may or may not be willing.

4) No custody

Thank you.

If the child is an adult, then the mother does not apply. Also, only the child is needed for a DNA test, not the mother.

At this point, the testator (the one writing the will) has a CHOICE. They may:

1) Simply keep the child OUT of the will by specifically stating so, regardless of whether he is blood-related or not;
2) Entering into the Will that the child will be included IF before the Will is probated, he would submit to a DNA test to prove that he is family;
3) Include the child regardless of whether or not he is blood-related or not;
4) Wait to write the will, and send the child a request that he submit for a test, explaining that if he does, he would be written out.

Do I need an order from the court or from him to know his type of blood?

Nowadays, family relation is measured by DNA, not blood type. It is more exact. However, one cannot make an adult submit to a DNA test via court unless the adult agrees, I am afraid. If the adult agrees, this may be done without a court order.

I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.

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