Child Support & Paternity DNA Test
by Anonymous from Florida
An ex girlfriend called me and told me that she just took a DNA test and the guy she thought was the child's father isn't and that I must be the father because I'm the only other person she was with. We tried to make it work but then it didn't.
She put me on child support and when they asked for a DNA test, I denied it because she told me the situation with the other guy & assured me that I was the only person she had been with.
I recently had a child and am engaged and the children look NOTHING alike. I always had doubts but now those doubts are driving me to get a DNA test, stop this child support & get my last name back. How do I start this process because it is not fair if she maliciously lied and tricked me into believing I was the father.
Answer to Florida Child Custody Question
My best suggestion for you is to seek legal advice.
There are a few circumstances that you mention, and a few too many unknowns to be able to answer your question very well.
The facts that you state: "We tried to make it work but then it didn't."
Does that mean that you lived with her and the child as a family? And for how long?
There have been Florida cases where even though the father was not the biological father he was still ordered to continue child support because he had lived with the mother and helped raise the child.
And the fact that you state: "She put me on child support and when they asked for a DNA test, I denied it ..." might also be problematic for you. Have a look at our Disestablishment of Paternity
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