Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
The maximum amount of time that would be subject to "reach back" is two years. In this county, if you don't object to paternity, the Investigation and Recovery court will not charge you for the DNA test that will be required whether or not you object. Stay well.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
You won't have to pay back support, unless the mother was on welfare, in which case, you may be required to repay welfare for the amounts paid to the mother to support the children. By all means, seek a DNA test to determine whether or not you are the twin's father.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
You will not be obligated to pay child support prior to the time that you were notified that there was a support action filed against you. If a child support action was not filed until recently you would only be obligated to pay child support as of the date that the action was filed.
Answer Applies to: California
Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
I would suggest requesting a DNA test in order to confirm that you are the biological father and doing this as soon as possible. If the test confirms that you are the biological father, then yes, you can be required to pay up to two years of back child support. A small amount, usually about between 10% to 20% of the ongoing monthly payment, would be added to the ongoing monthly payment until the retroactive child support was paid in full.
Answer Applies to: Florida
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
If you were never married to the mother, you can be required to pay child support retroactively to birth of the children. Whether a judge will require that (after there is a definitive judgment that you are the father) depends on all the relevant facts. For example, if it is clear that the mother intentionally concealed the fact of the birth from you, the judge might be willing to cut you some slack. You ought to consult a lawyer about the options and possibilities available in a paternity case - including your rights be involved in actually parenting the children if you wish to do so.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Wolverine Law | Stuart Collis
In Michigan, you may be required to pay back support for up to six years. However, many judges will only order support from the date that a complaint was filed against you. Also, you may have to pay the confinement costs (hospitalization costs) of the children being born.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
In Georgia, while you cannot be ordered to pay "back child support", depending on the circumstances of the case you can be ordered to pay a share of the actual, proven expenses for the birth and expenses up to the current time. Any child support award would be going forward, not in arrears.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
There are rules on this issue. Generally, yes, you have to pay back support. There is a presumption you knew or should have known. You can fight on the grounds that she hid this fact from you, it is difficult but possible.
Answer Applies to: Texas