Can Boy Born to Married Parents Compel Bio Mom to Disclose Bio Dad After Legal Dad Ruled Out

Child brings suit to learn the identity of his biological father.

An adopted child?

No. And that’s what makes this case unusual.

After his parents’ divorce, the boy resided primarily with his legal father – the then-husband of the boy’s biological mother.

(In many states, including Florida, the man married to a birth mother is presumed to be the legal father of a baby.)

But, apparently, a recent DNA test proved that the boy’s legal father is not his biological father.

And now the boy wants his biological mother to disclose who his biological father is, supposedly out of concerns over his family health history.

And now a Michigan court must decide whether the boy has a right to compel the disclosure.

Read more in this Detroit News article: Mom, teen square off in paternity case.