Question asked on Oct 11th, 2014
Q: My ex and I broke up 6 years ago after my daughter was born. He has paid child support only one year and is fighting — he wants 50/50 custody on his days off only. To the best of our knowledge she is his, however him and I were broken up a while, and I would like A DNA test before we have to spend the next 12 years.
A: The short answer to your question is “no.” I have never heard of a criminal prosecution under any similar circumstances. If, at this point, you have doubts about paternity, you can request testing; the legalities of who can and should do what are a bit complicated for this posting, which does not state whether there has already been a finding of paternity, whether he is on the birth certificate, etc. For background information, see
For better guidance, you should probably consult with a family law attorney.