Does father have 2 pay back child support from child's birth if woman initially puts father down as unknown? 3 Answers as of March 04, 2013

In California: Woman has a baby in 2002 and puts father as "unknown" on birth certificate. In 2012, same woman files for child support against alleged father. Does the alleged father have to back child support if proven he's the father or would he only be responsible for child support from the date that legal paternity is established?

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Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
It depends on who is asking for support. If it is from the mother only from the filing of the motion for support. If it is for State benefits, then from the time they began providing benefits.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/4/2013
Law Offices of John F. Nicholson
Law Offices of John F. Nicholson | John F. Nicholson
The father will be required to pay child support no earlier than the date you filed the paternity action. Usually, the court orders child support from the date that you file a specific Request for Order for child support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/4/2013
The Law Offices of Tres A. Porter | Tres A. Porter
Child support is only retroactive back to the date the request is actually filed with the court or served on the other party. You may wish to contact a family law attorney in your area.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/4/2013
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