My question involves paternity law for the State of: Arkansas
Here is the story; I am married with two wonderful children. My oldest child a 6yo girl is the reason I got married to my husband. My husband signed the BC.
Well while we (my husband and I) were courting I came up pregnant we were broke up for a couple of weeks, I went back to an old b/f for a fling - support etc... Well after 6 years he (the x) is just now coming forward and asked if I would consider a mail order paternity test - I agreed and the results came back 99.792% his. He says it is eating him alive and he wants parental rights and visitation and to tell everyone she is his.
My husband has no clue and believes she is his. I am breaking that to him soon. The x wants to break us up so that he can have me but he should know that will never happen but he is trying his hardest. I don't want the x to be in anyway apart of her life but I know that is not possible now.
My friend suggested a blood test to make sure that he is the father so that may be the next step. But I don't want to have anything to with it.
My daughter will be crushed we have made it very well with out him thus far. And this will destroy her formative years and put all of us into counselling for the rest of our lives. Also she looks nothing like him.
Okay now the questions.
How accurate is a mail order paternity test?
Have there been cases where they have been false.
Can he use the paternity test to take me to court to force the blood test?
If so and my daughter turns out to be his will he have to pay child support/back child support?
Also do I have to put his name on her BC?
Do I have to change her name to his?
If so Can I set-up supervised visitation for an extended amount of time? She does not know him very well.
I am just lost and I Thank you in advance for your help.