I found out I was pregnant 1 month after I had broken up with my ex. I had cheated on him with a friend the last 2 weeks of our relationship. I was scared of my ex due to him being possessive & aggressive so I never told him. He thinks he's the father. I think the father is my friend. I had the baby a few months ago. I did not put a father on the bc & gave my baby my last name. My friend thinks baby is his too & wants to take care of us & provide a place too. My ex is not willing to help financially unless baby lives with him. If me & my friend file the Voluntary Declaration of Paternity form what can happen to any parentage case my ex files?
The other possibility dad can file a paternity case and get DNA testing.
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If ex files, asks for a DNA test, and is confirmed, then he is the legal father.
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