I was divorced in 2012 and my "daughter" was born in 2007, she is now almost turning 10 years old. I decided now to take a DNA test due to constant arguing with her mother. Neither the mother or child know I did a paternity test. I did a basic informational test and turns out we have 0 paternity. She is not my biological kid and while I would still like to be there for the kid but do not wish to continue giving the mother money. I am not on child support I would give her money orders of 300$ monthly and made copies and had her put her signature on each copy.So my question is how do I go about getting my name taken off her birth certificate?
You would retain family law counsel and file a termination suit for mistaken paternity or paternity fraud if your divorce found your daughter to be of the marriage. I am curious as to how you are not on support though if your divorce addressed your daughter. Before you do anything talk to a family law attorney and perhaps a professional counselor about the possible damage your doing something legally might do to your daughter. A father or mother is not a genetic material donor but a parent, a role model, a mentor and guide for a child. You might give it long and serious though before you do anything. Other factors are the age of the child, the length of the relationship and your ability to help provide for her whether she is biologically yours or not. Good luck.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
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