Can a father get a DNA test without mother's permission?

Answer Yes, if he obtains a court order. The family court can issue an order requiring the mother to cooperate with DNA testing.

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Can a father take a child out of state with out the mothers permission?

This varies from state to state. In most cases if a parent has Sole Custody, then yes.In most cases if a parent has Joint Custody, and is during visitation, then yes unless the terms of custody pro... Read More »

Can a grandparent take their grandchild out of state with only the mothers permission even she shares joint custody with the child's father?

No. The father must be informed and given the opportunity to object.

The child has the mothers name the father is listed on the birth cerificate does the father have parental rights?

Do you need the father's permission to take a child out of the country even though the father is in jail?

The advice is the same for either a mother or father traveling alone with a child. If you are traveling alone with your child you should be aware that concerns about parental abductions has made bo... Read More »