i live in NJ and my fiance has a child from a previous relationship. The child will turn 3 in February. We have some reason to believe the child isnt his. The mother did not tell him she was pregnant until the day the child was born. He was put on child support last year. Unfortunately he did sign the birth certificate. If the paternity test has a negative result is he still responsible?
This is a complicated issue. You should consult with a local Family Law attorney immediately. Like a low of areas of law, this issue can be time sensitive and the sooner you act the better.
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No; if the child is not his then he is not obligated to support the child. If your girlfriend knew this and committed a fraud, she could be liable to him for the money that was paid already. Although it sounds like it would be difficult for him to collect.
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Not certain, but if he has taken responsibility for 3 years it will be difficult to change unless they find the real father to take over support. Acting as a parent makes you a parent even if the DNA test shows it is not yours by blood. And it is his issue.
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