He can request that his twin take a paternity test. If he refuses, he can always petition the court for one to be ordered. Fraternal twins do not have identical DNA, so a paternity test, would be accurate. IMO, the welfare of the child should be considered above everything else. Actually this is rather tricky. It depends in what state you live in. In many states you only have 1-3 years to challenge paternity. And in certain states living with the women or being married establishes paternity as much as signing the birth certificate. OH has started cracking down on paternity fraud. According to my understanding there is no time frame and the man can have his child support stopped but still maintain visitation so as not to affect the child if the courts see there is an established bond. I think he should buy a cheaper at home DNA test and go from there. The courts will request a blood DNA test if it gets that far.
The father has to have the court's consent to cease paying child support.
no (whether or not the biological father is paying support)
Under UK Child Support law, if he has paid through the CSA then he would get a full refund. If he has paid under a voluntary agreement then he would have to make a claim in a county court.
Yes, see link
It depends. Assuming the courts have ordered child support, then not paying child support violates that order and the father can be arrested.
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If you are the child's father then you really have little legal support to not support your child. Your child is legally entitled to your financial support.
Paying child support will not cause the father to lose his parental rights - neither will not paying child support.
That would not exempt the minor child's father from paying support.
The father will be paying (or SHOULD be paying) child support at LEAST until the child turns 18, and could possibly have to pay longer depending on what a judge says. For instance, in some cases if the father is a college graduate, then some courts require them to pay some kind of support if the child continues through college.
No, child support and child visitation are two different matters. Neither a father nor a mother can be denied visitation based on the fact that they are not paying child support.
A father cannot petition for emancipation, the child has to. And it doesn't relieve him of paying back support payments.
She most certainly can.
legally can stop paying once the child is 18 years of age
No. Custody and child support orders are separate. A father who is paying child support should request a visitation schedule if he wants to spend time with his child. On the other hand, you cannot make a father spend time with his child is doesn't want to.
The biological parent is legally responsible for paying child support. A step parent is not legally responsible for paying child support.The biological parent is legally responsible for paying child support. A step parent is not legally responsible for paying child support.The biological parent is legally responsible for paying child support. A step parent is not legally responsible for paying child support.The biological parent is legally responsible for paying child support. A step parent is not legally responsible for paying child support.
If he has a visitation order, yes.
A parent's age has no effect on her/his child support obligation.
No but your mother can. The child support goes to her and not you.
He can't avoid court ordered child support.
You can sign your rights away but you will still have to pay child support if you are the father or mother of the child. There is no way to avoid paying child support.
Paying child support isn't really a matter of choice. Each parent is required to comply with the court order(s) in the case.
Only the venue that entered the order for support may terminate that order.