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Discussion in 'Paternity Law & DNA Tests' started by gntlhyena, May 25, 2016.

  1. gntlhyena

    gntlhyena Law Topic Starter Guest

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    Is there a statute of limitations for asking for a DNA test of a possible sibling when the parent has been dead 20+ years?
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    There is no statute of limitations on "asking."

    However, whether you can compel it depends on all the details that you have avoiding putting in your post although I can't think of any that would obligate anybody to take a DNA test.

    What is it that you want to accomplish?
     
  3. gntlhyena

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    Being harassed by phone call, caller saying my dead father is his father from an affair with his mother. also deceased. I do not want to be forced into a sibling DNA test.
     
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  5. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    There's no legal way you can be ordered to take a DNA test.

    There are situations where a court could compel you take such a test, but NONE of those special cases apply for you.

    Going forward, block the person's calls, emails, and/or texts.

    Stop communicating with the person, you're entirely within your rights to retain your privacy.

    You need not explain your reasons, just keep that to yourself, if that's your wish.
     
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  6. adjusterjack

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    The statute of limitations for contesting a will is 3 years so I'm guessing that the statute of limitations for claiming an inheritance (and compelling DNA) is likely to also be 3 years, certainly not 20.

    I agree with Army Judge that you are free to tell this guy to pound sand, block his calls, and ignore him.
     
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