Does my husband have to pay child support if we are not sure if he is the biological father? 5 Answers as of August 22, 2016

Our child was born during our marriage. He refused DNA tests and has raised him as his own for three years until we separated.

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Carey and Leisure | John Smitten
If the child is born during the marriage then he is the presumed legal father and has to pay.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/22/2016
Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
Final decision is up to a Judge but, generally, with these facts, your Husband is presumed to be the Father and would pay child support.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/19/2016
Mediation Services of Southwest Florida
Mediation Services of Southwest Florida | Dennis J. Leffert, J.D.
He will not have to pay child support if he is not the father. The court can order a DNA test to be certain.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/19/2016
Ronald L. Bornstein, P.A. | Ronald L. Bornstein
Generally, a parent does not have a legal obligation to support a child that is not biologically theirs. Exceptions would include but not be limited to having legally adopted the child, executing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, waiving DNA testing in court proceedings, or the entry of a court order or judgment adjudicating one as the father of the child. Consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation and your options.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/19/2016
R. Jason de Groot, P.A
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
More facts need to be known to answer your question. Are you now getting a divorce? You did not say. Usually, the best thing to do is to have a full discussion with a local family attorney. Without knowing more, because the child was born during the marriage, he would have to pay child support if you were divorced.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/19/2016
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