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How can you stop paying child support after finding out the child is not yours?


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2017-01-24 17:38:12
2017-01-24 17:38:12

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It is nearly impossible to do because usually men don't think to contest paternity, (she said I was the dad, she wouldn't lie), or they are unaware of the action against them and the time limit in which to contest paternity has passed. Even with about one third of kids having DNA tests turning out to NOT be the biological child of the man, once you are caught in the system even by default, you will pay. There are many cases of men having been picked seemingly at random, then not receiving notice of the pending action and having a default judgment against them. It's not until some time later when they discover that 50% of their paycheck has been garnished and it's too late to fight it. And even if by some miracle, the man is able to get the support stopped, he will NEVER be awarded a refund of money received by a woman. Because, it's not "in the child's best interest."

Answer also: Best thing you can do is find a legal representative and DEMAND a paternity test. I saw on the news a van was going around New York City a few years ago, "Who Is Your Daddy?" taking blood test to establish paternity for the very reason the question is posted.


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2016-01-10 22:37:52
2016-01-10 22:37:52

It depends on the laws in your jurisdiction. You must go through your family court system to legally dis-establish paternity. The difficulty of this type of action varies in different jurisdictions. You need expert advice from an attorney who specializes in family law in your particular jurisdiction and you need to act as soon as possible.

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If the child is not yours the paying parents or if the amount of payment is too much.

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now that you are married to the father of your child he doesn't pay child support but pays no gives more money to support yours and his child and running the household. good luck

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The father is responsible for paying at least the state mandated minimum in support regardless of what type of income or assistance the mother has. That is considered her portion of support, child support is yours.

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If the child is biologically yours you cannot get out of child support. Why would you not want to take care of your child? And if the isn't yours i think u should still treat it like it was yours!!

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it depends what the child support order says. Today they require a date on when it's supposed to end and if yours don't have that you can end up paying passed age 18. Read more in the link below.


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