I'm seeking to establish paternity and I reside in Illinois. Here are the facts:
*I was with the child's mother at the time of conception, but I found out that she was sleeping with other men. Upon finding this out, she tells me that she is pregnant and I am the father.
*When the child was born, I did not sign the birth certificate, nor the Acknowledgement of paternity. The child does not have my last name, but I've discovered that there is an AOP on file with "my" signature.
*I appeared in court for the child support hearing. I informed the State's Attorney that I would like to have a DNA test done. The officer told me "sure, I'll take care of it". The motion was passed and the mother was awarded child support and there was no mention of the DNA test I'd requested.
*I've been paying child support for approximately 4 years now. The mother has recently brought my back to court to increase the amount. In the meantime, I've discovered facts that may conclude that I am not the child's father.
My question is: What can I do to have a DNA test done if the mother is reluctant? Also, it appears that the AOP may have been forged with my signature, what remedies do I have in this case? I am not looking to recoup any paid child support I just want to know if this is my son and if he isn't, I should not be held responsible for supporting him. What can I do?