If you want to be deemed the legal father of your child, then what is happening in someone else's divorce should not be your primary concern. Rather, you should take steps to establish paternity as soon as possible. I suggest you have a confidential consultation with a local attorney immediately so you can fully review all your rights, options and obligations before you take any action. Good luck!
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You should consult with a lawyer to discuss the situation. A child born of the marriage is presumed to be a child of the marriage. Because of technology, the General Assembly passed a law that permits a challenge to paternity as a married man. However, if the test results come back the Husband is not the father, that does not mean he is relieved of his responsibilities of being a father. The court must then consider what is in the best interest of the children.
If you want to be part of the child's life, you need independent counsel and take the necessary legal actions to protect your legal rights. This is a tricky situation and needs to begin sooner than later.Ask a similar question
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