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In some states a man will be stuck paying child support for a child that is not his even after a DNA test proves he is not the father;

the reason for this is because he is the only father figure the child has known. do u think that's fair ?

 
gwen20

Asked by gwen20 at 6:01 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Unless the man adopted the child and gave him or her his last name, then no!
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 6:03 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • ummm no not at all. if he raised the kid and decides to still raise the child thats his choice but he shouldnt pay child support
    djsmommy13

    Answer by djsmommy13 at 6:02 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • No. I believe he was doing more than expected of him in the first place by being a father figure to the child. I would think this could keep more men from taking care of other men's children at all.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 6:04 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • No, I don't feel that is fair.
    However if he signed the birth certificate that is what they usually go by.
    The fact that he was willing to "sign" for responsibility.
    It's that way in the state I live in, Wi and I believe MN too.
    Missikat75

    Answer by Missikat75 at 6:03 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • If he is listed on the birth certificate and was raising the child as his own? Yes.
    other_mother

    Answer by other_mother at 6:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • no it is not, unless he has adopted the child
    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 6:09 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • nope
    febmom007

    Answer by febmom007 at 6:22 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • No its not fair unless he's willing to stay as the childs father.
    aheuszel

    Answer by aheuszel at 6:23 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Nope, thats bull shit. even if he's on the birth cerf its bull shit.
    red_head_mommy2

    Answer by red_head_mommy2 at 7:19 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I need to clarify my answer. DH lived in fear for quite a while that his ex would get mad at him and request a paternity test. We are almost certain that DH is not the father. I am speaking from that perspective.
    other_mother

    Answer by other_mother at 6:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

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