Does a father who is unwed but on the birth certificate with no court documents still pay child support?
An unmarried father becomes legally obligated when a child support order is issued by the family court. If there is no court order any payments are voluntary. However, they should be made by check and the father should retain proof of the payments. Once the mother files a paternity suit and requests child support, the court can go back in time with a child support order. It may help if the father can prove he was paying prior to the child support order.
Typically, the mother or the local social/child services agency on her behalf (if the mother is receiving any public assistance) will go to court and get a judgment against the father to establish paternity and obtain a child support order. Being on the birth certificate may not be enough, though, if he decides to contest the order. He could request an order to establish paternity by DNA testing.
You should consult with an attorney or an advocate at the family court.
If the father is unknown, you can't file for support. Read More
If you sign birth certificate do you have to pay child support if later you are found to not be the father?
No. However, if the alleged father has signed the birth certificate, he is acknowledging that the child is his. There are steps to take in order to be taken off of the birth certificate and relieved of the obligation of child support, including a paternity test and an amendment to the birth certificate. Read More
Yes, it can be changed after paternity of the biological father has been established by the courts, you fill out a change of birth certificate affidavit and send it in with your court documents to the bureau of vital statistics stating who the real father is and the birth certificate will then be changed. Read More
Does a father have to pay child support even tho he is not the biological father and signed the birth certificate?
When he signed the birth certificate he became the father until/unless the courts rule otherwise. Read More
Yes..My husband has a court ordered child support and he is Not listed on the birth certificate of his Son. Read More
Yes and he still have to pay whether he signs the birth certificate or not. Read More
Do you have to pay child support if your not the biological father but your the father on birth certificate?
Yes, unless you have proved to the court that you are not biologically the father. Read More
No, you put the father on the birth certificate! Then it wouldn't be a birth certificate! Read More
If the birth father has paid no support and has had no contact with the child for one year, the stepfather may adopt in most states without permission of the birth father. However, this is still a legal process that requires a lawyer and court documents. The price can still range from $500 to $2000. In PA you can't put a father on the birth certificate at birth unless he signs for it and fills… Read More
Does a father have to pay child support when the mother refuses to list him as father on the birth certificate?
Not really. It depends on the situation. Read More
If the husband is not the biological father of the baby but signs the birth certificate does he have to pay child support?
No. Read More
Unless you sue the real father, and make him cover the child support. Otherwise, yes, if it is on there you are legally the father. Read More
Can a mother ask for a child support from a father who is not on birth certificate but is proven to be the real father?
If there are DNA result proving him to be the biological father, yes she can. Read More
The father can file for this change. Read More
If you sign a birth certificate do you have to pay child support if later you are found to not be the father?
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Can the father of a child be ordered to pay child support if another man's name is listed as father on the birth certificate?
Yes if, e.g., genetic testing establishes that someone other than the man who is listed on the birth certificate is the child's father. Also, in Illinois, the man who signed the birth certificate has 60 days to rescind his acknowledgment. Read More
How do you go about adopting your girlfriend's children if the father's name is not on the birth certificates?
If the fathers name is not on the birth certificate but he has been named for child support you will never be able to without his concent. You do not have to be on the birth certificate if she went to the courts and named him as the father. the birth certificate is only good if she never filed for child support and he has never paid. Read More
Yes. Paternity must be established before support is ordered. Read More
If father is not allowed to be there when baby is born and does not sign birth certificate does he have to pay child support?
Yes, he is the father and his responsibility to pay for his child. Read More
Can you get the father of your child for child support even though your husband signed the birth certificate?
Unlikely. Your husband is the legal father of the child. Read More
Not signing a birth certificate will not prevent a person from being required to pay child support. If the man is the father it is very likely that the court will require him to pay. Read More
Yes, the birth certificate will not give him custody. The father have to prove paternity in court with a DNA test and he can then petition for visitation or custody. Then he can also pay child support. Read More
Would your child's father who is not on the birth certificate have pay child support if he is in CA?
Yes, if/when paternity is established. Read More
Yes, if by DNA you are determined to be the biological father. Read More
Not if it's court ordered. If another man signed the birth certificate and the mother knew he was not the biological father she is guilty of fraud. The father can ask for a court ordered DNA test to prove he is the biological father and she can not refuse this. He can then proceed to get his name on the birth certificate and also get visitation, pay child support and petition for custody. Read More
If the birth father signs the birth certificate will he be forced to pay child support from previous children?
Only if his paternity of the previous children is established. Read More
No you do not. Many states actually do not put the father on the Birth Certificate unless specifically asked to. You may however, in the process of getting assistance be required to name who the father is. This is so the state can start legal proceedings against him for child support. Read More
Can you put your child's father name on the birth certificate even if you are not married to that person or does he have to sign the birth certificate?
The father must sign to add his name to the birth certificate. Read More
Can you take the father's name off the birth certificate if the is not the father but is paying child support?
No, you cannot remove his name from the birth certificate without going to court to prove he is not the father. Legally, he is the father and will be responsible for paying child support until the matter is resolved. He can have a DNA test done. He should request one through the court so he can stop paying child support if the child isn't his. It sounds as though you have been playing a game… Read More
Does a father have to continue to pay child support after he discovers he is not the biological father?
You need to consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction who can review your situation and explain your options under your state laws. You need to act as soon as possible. Read More
The name on the birth certificate is not as important as actual parentage. a DNA test will supercede whatever's on the BC. Therefore, if you're talking about the actual genetic father, Child Support can be invoked by the court. Read More
Does the father have any rights if he does not sign the birth certificate and has not had anything to do with his child for 8 years since the birth?
If and when paternity is established, the father might have the rights to pay support and visit the child. Read More
If you are not the bioligical father and sign the birth certificate can the bioligical father still be ordered to pay child support?
Yes, but then you would lose your rights as the child's legal father. Read More
Ask your adoptive mother or father to see your birth certificate (if possible) or your adoption certificate. The birth certificate will probably help a little more, but the adoption certificate will work just fine. These documents are KEY in finding your birth mother. Find your birth mother's name. It should be on the certificate. Google her! Read More
Can i put a man that is not biologically my child's father on her birth certificate if he voluntarilly signs paternitythere is no name father named on her birth cert bio father ordered to pay support?
Too many people involved. Leave the birth certificate as it is. Let the biological father continue to pay child support. If the current man marries you and wishes to adopt the child, then that is another matter. Seek legal advice before doing anything to change the birth certificate. No. This would be fraud unless the child is adopted by your boyfriend. Read More
If a father's name is on the birth certificate that does not make him a legal guardian, it makes him a father. The two are technically different. In this state a father can have guardianship without establishing it. A father can be forced to pay child support while a guardian can not. Read More
He has the right to petition the courts for a determination of paternity and, if he is the father, the right to pay child support and petition for visitation. Read More
In the state of Mississippi can someone be made to pay child support on a child who is not really theirs even if they signed the birth certificate?
The man who signed the birth certificate is the child's legal father until/unless a court rules otherwise, and can be made to pay support. Read More
Yes the mother has the right to put the father on the birth certificate or not. Read More
No, however the courts can add his name after establishing paternity and child support. Read More
Yes, but the courts will first have to establish paternity. Read More
If you used to be guardian but then grandmother got custody do you have to pay support if your name is on birth certificate but your not biological father?
Depends on the state Read More
You are on record as the father. Unless a paternity test can prove otherwise, you are liable for support unless you have custody and do it already. Read More
Can a mother bring his to child to other country without the consent of the father in which the father name is not mention in the child birth certificate?
Depends. Even if he is not on the birth certificate he can still have a court ordered visitation and pay child support. In that case she needs both his and the courts permission. Read More
I am being informed that I am the father of a fourteen year old who has been raised by another man since birth and he is the named father on the birth certificate how is child support figured?
You should consult a lawyer. You may request DNA proof of paternity. The name on the birth certificate may be of value in settling the matter. Read More
No. Father's name is not legally required to be on the birth certificate. Read More
The biological father can legally have his name added to the birth certificate at any time, unless he has signed away parental rights and the other man has legally agreed to adopt the child. Regardless of whose name is on the birth certificate, the biological father is still required to make child support payments. Read More
If the father did not sign the birth certificate, then you already have sole custody. Read More
If you give a baby your last name can the fathers last name still be listed on the birth certificate can the man be listed as the father on the birth certificate without giving the child his lastname?
Yes, but if the father is paying child support, with parental rights, he can file a motion with the court to change this. Read More
The fathers name is not on the birth certificate and he has not paid child support for 16 years. Does he have any right to the child?
If he can prove that he is the biological father of the child, he can seek custody or visitation rights, regardless of whether or not he is on the birth certificate or paying child support. In fact, if he is the biological father he can legally have his name added to the birth certificate. However, if he has not been around for 16 years, it is unlikely that a judge will grant anything more than… Read More