If I was sued for paternity by DCSS 2 years ago does that mean I do not need to establish paternity?
2 attorney answers
The suit with DCSS should have a Judgment of Paternity. YOu are a parent, so you have a right to a copy of this Judgment. You will need to go to the Court, pull the file, and get a copy of the Judgment naming you as the father.
Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is not possible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and court pleadings filed in the case. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.
If you have an order stating you have sole physical and legal custody, then you likely have an order (or at least a conitnuing action) for paternity. Go to the courrthouse in which the action was filed and pull the file (ie, ask to look at it). If there is a judgment in there that says you are dad, get a copy of it and tak it to the school. If there is not yet an order for paternity, seek legal counsel and either get one (There are more ways to establish paternity than just a biological connection), or get an emergency order for Mom to sign the school paperwork.
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