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Matthew H. Friedman

Henderson Family Law Attorney.

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  1. IF I HAVE A PATERNITY TEST, & PROVE I AM NOT THE FATHER, AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILD SUPPORT? MY NAME IS ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew H. Friedman
    2. F. Peter James
    3. Jill K. Whitbeck
    3 lawyer answers

    As discussed above, whenever paternity is in question is is always advisable to seek genetic testing to confirm and clarify any doubt which may exist. Under ordinary circumstances, where it can be demonstrated through genetic evidence (i.e. a paternity test) that an individual is not the biological father of a child in question, that individual will not be compelled to tender financial support for that child. However, it is important to be aware that, depending upon the amount of time...

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  2. Can grandparents take unborn child from mother because their son died and they hate her? They even said will kidnap baby!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jill K. Whitbeck
    2. Tracy M. Rau
    3. Boris A. Avramski
    4. Matthew H. Friedman
    4 lawyer answers

    The comments presented above concerning the extremely high legal standard applied in cases to declare a parent unfit are spot on - these are most likely hollow threats. However, generally, grandparents and other persons with a "special relationship" to a minor child can petition the court for time (visitation) with the child. It is important to know that grandparents, or other persons who intend to petition the court for relief under this section of the statute, must first be denied visitation...

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  3. Mother is refusing the court ordered paternity test what do I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Matthew H. Friedman
    2 lawyer answers

    I would agree with the answer provided above. It is likely that if a child's mother is under court order to produce a child for paternity testing, her failure to do so (absent a compelling and legitimate excuse) could constitute disobedience of a lawful court order or writ. As such, she could be subject to being found in contempt of court and face financial sanctions and penalties...and possibly jail. A litigant seeking to enforce the order for testing would likely need to seek relief (in the...

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  4. If you married someone twice, 1968 & 1969, and only have 1 divorce, doesn't state any dates.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew H. Friedman
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally, the validity of a marriage and/or divorce depends upon the timing involved. Presuming parties were validly married and subsequently divorced and later validly remarried (without subsequently divorcing) the second marriage would still be a valid social contract. As such they parties would need to seek a second divorce to adjudicate the respective rights and duties at issue.

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