snapdragon wrote:Yes he can.
What a load of tripe.
Maybe stick to discussing things you actually know about?
A man who is not already a recognised parent / guardian can not force a DNA test. This I know about. This I am right about. A man can apply to a court for a DNA test and in principle if the mother refuses, the court can overrule the mother and force the DNA test, but in practice if the man is not a legal guardian and has never been an acting parent to the child then this will virtually never happen. The catch 22 is that anything that really upsets the mother, is likely to be considered disadvantageous to the child. In any conflict the man is highly vulnerable to the woman making accusations against him.
Yeah sure if a guy's rich and can afford to tens of thousands of pounds on legal costs, then he's he got a chance, but for an ordinary working guy of modest means to take on a mother through the court system he has to be bat shit insane. And then besides the cost and the risk to his reputation and even his liberty, from true, partially true or completely false accusations, the man might well be concerned about the interests of the child and that it not worth pursuing "his rights."