How are you??
Well, my ex wanted the DNA tests originally, and I, like you told him to organise it etc. Then when Aidan was born, he couldn't be bothered.
In the end I went and saw a communtiy lawyer (which is free of charge) to get some advice on what step to take next, as Bodie refused to sign the birth certificate as well as not bothering with the tests. He gave me no option but to go to a lawyer. Because I'm a solo mum, and I'm not working, I qualified for legal aid, so I only have to pay a $50 admin fee. My lawyer sorted the rest out for me, and even though it took every amount of gusto we had, plus a baliff to visit Bodie at work and serve him with papers, we got him to co-operate with us and get the tests done, which, ultimately proved that Bodie was Aidan's father.
Because I had legal aid, that covered my half of the costs of the DNA test fee. Bodie, because he is working full time etc had to pay his share of the fee himself.
The test costs approximately $1100 (NZ). Go and get some free advice first, as it will give you a better idea of what to do next. If you want to contact me at anytime, and have a chat about it, feel free to contact me at [email protected]
I'll do my best to help and support you through it, if you'd like a shoulder to lean on smile
I'm so sorry that you too, are in this situation. But, all it takes is one smile, and a (gooby) kiss from our babies and we know, that it's all been worth it.
Take care girly, hope to hear from you soon.