Is it legal for a man to ask me and my new baby to take a DNA test to determine if he is the father?
In Kentucky it is possible for a possible father to petition the court to prove paternity.
Paternity may be determined by the District Court when the mother and father of the child, either:
(a) Submit affidavits in which the mother states the name and Social Security number of the child’s father and the father admits paternity of the child; or
(b) Give testimony before the District Court in which the mother states the name and Social Security number of the child’s father and the father admits paternity of the child.
(3) If paternity has been determined or has been acknowledged according to the laws of this state, the liabilities of the father may be enforced in the same or other proceedings by the mother, child, person, or agency substantially contributing to the cost of pregnancy, confinement, education, necessary support, or funeral expenses.
Bills for testing, pregnancy, and childbirth without requiring third party foundation testimony shall be regarded as prima facie evidence of the amount incurred. An action to enforce the liabilities shall be brought by the county attorney upon the request of such complainant authorized by this section. An action to enforce the liabilities of the cost of pregnancy, birthing costs, child support, and medical support shall be brought by the county attorney or by the Cabinet for Families and Children or its designee.
(4) Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to KRS 213.046 shall create a rebuttable presumption of paternity.
(5) Upon a showing of service of process on the defendant