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If you have been separated for five years and find out that some of your children are not yours do you still have to pay child support for all of them?


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2011-09-12 21:59:08
2011-09-12 21:59:08

In many states (and it may be in all states for all I know) a married man can challenge paternity as long as he does it *during the divorce process*. If he doesn't it then, once the divorce is granted, he's out of luck. Even if the children are later proven (via a DNA test) not to be his, he still has to support them. Laws vary from state to state, so speak with an attorney.

The laws regarding this type of situation are slowly changing, because there are entirely too many men being forced to pay child support for children they were 'tricked' into believe were theirs, while the actual biological fathers never have to pay a dime.

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Of course not. He is still the father of his children and still responsible for supporting them.

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