Paying For Court-Ordered Tests If You Do Not Want Them

Noblesville Indiana Divorce LawyerQuestion:

I have a court order for a medical test, which I must pay, though my case is doomed and the judge is currently only looking at supervised visitation.

Should I even have the test done at this point since the case is not in my favor and it would save me the expense of paying for a test that likely carries little weight in my case? Or should I just dismiss the case?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Indiana divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

If the court has ordered you to take a medical test, you must obey the court’s order or face possible contempt of court for willfully disobeying the order.

In the event that the order is for another individual to take a medical test which you are to pay for, then if the person takes the test, you must pay per the court’s order. However, if you wish to dismiss your case prior to that individual taking the test, then it may be possible to avoid incurring the expense of the test.

If you are the party ordered to undergo the medical test, failure to complete the test may result in no parenting time being awarded, or supervised parenting time being awarded for a longer period of time.

If you choose to dismiss the case and later evidence comes to light that is in your favor, you may be prohibited from bringing the case again based on the old facts or things that you could have reasonably discovered during the first case, depending on how the court dismisses the case.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Noblesville, Indiana Divorce Lawyer Sara Pitcher, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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