My daughter got pregnant. Her boyfriend went to jail (for having sex with a minor). He's on a nine months no contact order (ending soon) and two years probation. Baby is now born. We applied for state assistance for baby's healthcare and the state will probably go after him for reimbursement and file child support on behalf of my daughter for the baby. He already said he was willing to support the baby by providing what is needed through his PO. I just want to know if we should just let the state take care of it or contact his PO and plan a mutual agreement with him about financial support? I just want to do this the right way without him having any contact with my daughter.
Before he can be required to pay child support or provide health insurance and other financial issues pertaining to the baby, there has to be a finding made that he is the biological father. Since you indicate there is state financial involvement in the case, more likely than not, they will initiate a formal paternity action in WI to determine whether he is the father. Once DNA testing shows that he is the father (assumingly), the court will order him to pay child support, help pay for uninsured health expenses and provide health insurance for the baby, among other financial issues.
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