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Can you bring a lawsuit against the mother for past child support you paid if you find out the child is not yours?

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2015-07-15 18:27:33
2015-07-15 18:27:33

Yes, you can file a civil suit. But it is hard to win. The law is not on the mans side.

Actually it depends on the state. In fact, in Oregon they are trying to pass a paternity fraud bill that allows the man to stop payment if he finds out the child isn't his without a time frame. Right now the period of time to challenge paternity is 1 year. Sorry to say, but this bill does not allow the father to sue for child support already paid, but will eliminate past due child support, and the courts may continue his visitation with child in the case that he still wants it. Ohio on the other hand, I believe, allows for him to sue for that paid money. Check the laws in your state.

in the majority of states you wouldn't get any money back after paying child support

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ANYONE can bring a lawsuit against ANYONE ELSE. You probably should contact an attorney for advice to determine if you have grounds for filing a lawsuit in your state.

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The same way you bring any law suit. File the lawsuit and name the estate as the defendant.

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This assumes that you're asking about retroactive support (support due for a period prior to the entry of the first order), not unpaid support that accrued as the result of an order). Retroactive support is typically included in the first order entered in the case.


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