My question involves paternity law for the State of: North Carolina.
I received word from an ex-girlfriend that I am the father of her nine year old daughter. I took the DNA test, and it's confirmed. She does not want child support, and said she wanted to know and wanted me to know too. She hasn't told her daughter, but has told her ex-husband, the legal father. I'm thrilled at the idea of having another child, but I'm uncertain as to what my rights are. He ex-husband is the legal father, but he's remarried and is expecting another child. I want to be apart of my new daughter's life, but I'm not sure what rights I have and how complicated this is going to be. She also lives in another state, which also complicates things.