I am a father of a three-year son old born out of wedlock. Although his mother and I never married, I have always financially supported him since day one with a monthly payment agreed to between his mother and I. I also spend time w/ him on a weekly basis and love him more than anyone in this world.
I have recently learned that his mother did not sign the "Acknowledgement of Paternity" form given to us the day of my son's birth, even though I did. I am not on this child's birth certificate and there is no legal record of myself being his father.
This new information deeply disturbs me and I have been trying to get the mother to consent to a paternity test for a couple weeks now. She refuses. Although the results of such a test would crush me if I was proved not to be the biological father, I feel the test is needed. How can I proceed to legally request a paternity test?