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A 20 yr old has gotten a 16 year old (at the time of conception) pregnant . can anything be done about this/.

Daytona Beach, FL |

hes now denying that hes the father and also the baby is due soon

Attorney Answers 3


  1. What do you want to have happen?

    When the child is born you can file a paternity action.


  2. There are all sorts of issues arising out of this situation. The one thing for sure is with modern testing you will know if he is the father.

    The above is for informational and educational purposes only, does not establish an attorney client relationship, and cannot be relied upon as legal advice. The only legal advice offered is to have this matter reviewed and discussed by a competent attorney of your own choice.


  3. Based upon their respecive ages, I do not believe this would constitute a criminal offense. However, my colleauges are correct in that you can file a Petition to Establish Paternity and Other Related Relief (visitation, parental responsibility, child support, etc). If he contests being the father, a DNA test will be required. If he refuses to undergo testing, you could Motion the Court to require it.

    DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this post should be treated as legal advice. It is general in nature and not tailored to any specific set of facts. If you have specifics you would like to discuss, you should contact an attorney directly.

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