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My daughters Dad is not on the birth certificate 2yrs ago he

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My daughters Dad is not on the birth certificate 2yrs ago he completed a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit but I never filed it because we were getting along. But now were not and I received a call from his Attorney stating they're gonna serve me with paperwork to force me to take a DNA test for her. My question if I go down to vital statistics and file that paperwork am I gonna still have to do the test?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  originallawyer replied 1 year ago.
Yes you can file it, provided it was properly executed in front of a notary. There is a $30 fee however, because it wasn't filed within 14 days of the birth of your daughter. If all of these instructions here https://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/ChangeVitalRecords/Documents/Paternity%20Docs/45-21instr.pdf have been followed, you should be able to file it and that should stave off the DNA test. DNA tests are usually fairly non-invasive, but they do cost money so if you can get the paperwork filed, that would save you some cash.