The fact that a man waited eight years before seeking a relationship with the girl generally considered to be his daughter has resulted in his forfeiture of any right to a paternity test, a Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has ruled, citing cases that they said emphasize that the right to such testing "is not absolute." The attorney for the girl's mother said the panel's decision marks a significant extension of family law principles.
Panel Rules Would-Be Dad's Long Wait Bars Paternity Test
The Legal Intelligencer
December 14, 2005