My question involves child support in the State of: Florida, Michigan, Colorado??
A year ago what turns out to be my Bouncing Baby 22 year old son contacts me on Facebook. I was totally unaware that he even existed, We have not done a paternity test, but just by looking at his childhood photo's...He's mine, no denying it. His mother and I were together briefly in Florida, before I joined the Navy, she was 22/23 and I was 16/17 (I joined the Navy with my mothers consent at 17). The mother moved back home to Michigan and had the baby, (I turned 18 before he was born) the mother never tried contacting me to tell me I was a Father, collect child support, nothing. I have since gotten married and have 2 other children, I've bought a home in Colorado, and I'm now retired from the Navy, and I'm also drawing Disability from the VA at 100% Permanent and Total rating, which mean's my children are able to take advantage of 45 months of VA paid College. Me and my new son have been talking for just over a year now, and were going to meet for the first time this November, I've grown very found on him and I would like to offer him this opportunity to goto college, but I have to get him listed as my Son on my Military and VA paperwork so that he is authorized for this, in order to do that I need to get some kind of documentation/affidavit/paternity test saying he is my son, but by doing that am I opening myself up to being liable for back Child Support? I'm sorry to be so long winded, but just putting all the facts out there. In actuality, I don't think my son or his mother would do that (sue for back child support) because they haven't mentioned anything like that in our talks, they were afraid I was angry at her for not telling me about him, which is true, but I've not let them know that, not much I could do anyway. But if this were to be brought up latter, I'd like to be prepared for it. So would I be liable?