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My daughter is 21 years old in Texas. Can she be made/sued…

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My daughter is 21...

My daughter is 21 years old in Texas. Can she be made/sued to take a paternity test?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has your daughter taken? Has she filed any papers in TX family court?

None, but the gentleman who thinks he is her father wants a paternity test

Lawyer's Assistant: Has she talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Np

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The answer is yes, I am afraid. Texas allows a person who reasonably believes that he is the father to file what is known as a SAPCR. If so, the Court can make all parties involved take the test. Now, she does not have to comply, but if she does not, the presumption is that the test would be AGAINST her interests.

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