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Hi yes i live in ohio and i have a friend who has been married for 20 years and is about to get a divorce from her husband and she wanted to know that if she ask for child support and spousal support will she have to do a DNA test to get support for their 17 year old daughter?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

She lives in columbus ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Nope his name is ***** ***** childs Birth certificate

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 8 months ago

No, not unless her husband requests it.

There is a presumption under the law, that since they were married at the time of the child's birth, the husband is the father.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
is there a way for the request to be denied since he didnt request one when the child was born?
Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 8 months ago

It's possible that the judge can deny his request, however it is very highly unlikely.

If the ex-husband alleges that the child is not biologically his, then it is most likely that the judge will grant paternity testing.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have any questions.

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