Can a Judge Rule Out a Paternity Test?

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“Is a judge allow to deny paternity test and rule the test out of the court if one is taken?”

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Under certain circumstances I could see a judge disallowing admission of a paternity test. If it was administered improperly (chain of control broken) it would be inadmissible. If their is a presumptive father, then the DNA test might not come in on relevancy grounds. If a person had signed a voluntary declaration of paternity, and the time to take it back had passed, a judge also might not want to see such DNA test. There probably are other situations, as well.



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