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    Default Paternity of Baby Born After a One-Night-Stand

    My fiance had a one night stand with a girl before we met. She got three different conception dates from the Health Department. Called my fiance 3 times over the next nine months the last was in July saying IF he was the father would he take care of the baby? The first date was with her current boyfriend though but said it couldn't be his because she has been with him for months & never conceived. He said that she kept giving him different stories about the whole thing.

    Well she finally calls two weeks ago saying she had the baby & told the doctor that my fiance was the father cause it looks like him. He doesn't even know what he looked like when he was a baby. There are three potential fathers. Can the state come after him for child support if she put his name as the father on the birth certificate without a paternity test or without his signature on the birth certificate. what does he need to do?

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    Default Paternity

    If he is named in a paternity action, he can request a DNA test. If he doesn't respond to a paternity action alleging that he is the father, he will ordinarily be defaulted, and be ordered to pay child support. He won't be ordered to pay child support unless he voluntarily agrees that he is the father, or the court adjudicates him to be the father.

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    Default DNA Testing

    Would it be in his best interest to seek the advice of an attorney because she hasn't called in two weeks & we don't have a clue what she's gonna do? Or should we just wait until he gets something from the court saying he needs to take the DNA test.

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    Your fiance can consult an attorney if he wishes wish. There's probably not much to do until your fiance is served with a paternity action, unless he wishes to initiate a paternity action himself.

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