why are the courts making me pay child support when it hasn't been proven the child is mine?

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Were you married to the child's mother when the child was conceived because, if you were, in most states in the US you are legally the child's father.  That particular law is called the Lord Mansfield law - an English law - so it would apply if you live anywhere in the UK as well.  Or perhaps you failed to show up to court when the hearing regarding paternity/child support was held - in which case you have no one to blame but yourself.

    Otherwise maybe you need to PROVE that the child isn't yours by submitting to a DNA test.

    Pretty hard to answer your question accurately when you so obviously failed to provide all of the pertinent details.

  • 4 weeks ago

    When one man has been identified as the biological parent that man needs to dispute that in order to initiate a DNA test to prove or disprove paternity. He is otherwise the legal biological parent.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Were you named on the BC? Did you request a DNA test during the court proceedings? Did you admit to being the father or not contest the paternity?

  • .
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    The court didn't decide who would be the father of the child. so you signed the birth certificate that means you agreed to take the child as your own. 

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  • Tom V
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    You didn't give any details. In some states, it doesn't matter if you aren't the father. If you hold yourself out to be the father, and contribute to the child's welfare for a period of time, you are presumed to be the father. In other states, you are presumed to be the father if your name is on the birth certificate of the child. In that case, you have to fight it. Don't wait for them to prove the child is yours - take a paternity test and prove it isn't yours. It will cost less than a month of child support to have that test done.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You have to contest paternity & demand DNA tests to prove you are/are not the father. Your attorney can file a motion with the court to hold up the child support order while paternity is established.

  • 4 weeks ago

    maybe because you are the ex-husband of the mother of the those kids...

    so much hate

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