My ex girlfriend told me she is pregnant but doesn't want my involvement or the courts involvement which is fine. She does however receive Medicaid which will force the state to open a child support case. She has threatened to have someone else sign the birth certificate. She also said she would say the father is not known to the child support office. Which doing so is a crime (fraud) to the best of my knowledge. I have a problem with fraud and don't want to be involved in an illegal activity. I told her that I would file for a paternity test and she said she would use another person's baby who she knows to make sure my DNA doesn't match. So my question is if I just sit here and do nothing can I be prosecuted for not taking action if she lies about having no idea who the father is to the child support office, because that's what she said she would do? I just really don't know what to do at this point it's been a constant battle any help would be appreciated. I am willing to pay for consultation.
You need to visit with an attorney in your area and likely open up your own paternity case when the child is born. If you do not open up a case, you will have no rights to this child. Even if she has someone else sign the birth certificate, you can still contest paternity.
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