I live in WA state and my ex just had a baby and says its her ex-fiancee's and not mine. Several years from now if she decides to say its mine can I be liable to pay back child support for the child from birth until 18 even though I'm told its not mine when I asked? There was a similar situation in my family where a relative found her dad when she was 38 and he had to pay the state money for being the legal father.
Being told you are not the Father has no legal significance. If you believe you are the Father, you have an obligation to get a blood test done to determine the same. It would be wise to do so because it could also prove you are not the Father and if she does come back years after the fact to get child support from you, you would have the proof to get yourself off the hook. If you do nothing and she comes back years later and you are the Father, you will be obliged to pay back child support.
The information is for general information purposes only. Nothing stated above should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.
Yes, child support can be ordered retroactively when the court later determines who is the father.
If there is any physical possibility that the child could be yours, it would be prudent to pay for a DNA test to disestablish possible paternity. It doesn't even require blood, but just a Q tip inside the mouth of mother, child, and you.
Don't lose the results.
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