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    Default Can Real Father Contest Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Signed by Another Man

    My question involves paternity law for the State of: Massachusetts

    I am the biological father of a child, but am not on the birth certificate.

    I was never married to the mother, and never lived with her or the child. I live in another state.

    I have been telling the mother that I want joint custody, and telling her I would sue her I heard that she got a someone else to sign the voluntary acknowledgement of paternity - and that he has been listed as the legal father on the birth certificate, even though I am sure he can't really be the father.

    Do I have any rights to contest the voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, and demand that there be a DNA test to establish me as the real father?

    I am pretty sure the mother and friend will pretend to be happily together and do whatever they can to prevent me from filing a case.

    Do I have the right to file a paternity case, if they already signed the voluntary acknowledgement of paternity?

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    Default Re: Can Real Father Contest Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Signed by Another

    How old is this child? Does MA refer to where you are, or where Mom and the child live?
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    The child is 4. He lives with mother in MA.

    I live in California and Hawaii (half in one place - half in the other)

    Thank you in advance for any help or advice!

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    Default Re: Can Real Father Contest Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Signed by Another

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    The child is 4. He lives with mother in MA.

    I live in California and Hawaii (half in one place - half in the other)

    Thank you in advance for any help or advice!
    How long have you known about this child?

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    I have known of the child since birth, and seem him maybe 2-3 times a year. The mother has moved around a lot, and made it hard for me to see him. I have pictures of me with the child at different times, and have sent them money whenever I could.

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    You need to file for a court ordered DNA paternity test as part of your paternity filing.

    Be warned - there IS a chance the court will find it NOT in the best interest to remove the legal father at this point.
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