He gets to pay child support.
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He has all rights as any other father to child born in wedlock. You never mention whether he was divorced and the resulting custody arrangements therein. If the parties were married, the chances is that they were never divorced since there was no child support for 11 years.
First, his parenting rights may be abridged since he hasn't seen the child for such a length of time. It is unlikely that the mother can seek past due child support since nothing was filed.... unless it was.
Often times there is child support established and just no payments for a period of time until she claims. If that is the case, he may owe 11 years of past due support and may be in need of a criminal defense attorney in addition to his family law attorney.
He needs to first figure out what court he is in then hire a local lawyer with experience in that area.
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I agree with my colleagues, your son needs to consult a family law attorney asap, and potentially a criminal defense attorney. There seem to be many issues and facts that the family law attorney would need to discover before anyone can really advise on the overall issue of past due support. He should consult a lawyer now.
If the child is his, mother will be entitled to child support. The question I have is whether they were ever divorced? If so, support should have been taken care of. If not, then he should seek to terminate the marriage. Also what has been his contact with the child over the past 11 years. If this is a child he has not seen for 11 years, then he is a stranger.
Your son needs to seek a consultation with a local family law attorney. He should take the current filing for support with him. He will want to discuss any concerns about whether he is actually the child's father or not. He may want testing done. Also, he should discuss filing to terminate the marriage.
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