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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: What if I’m not sure I’m the father?

I live in NJ and got a letter from the NY courts for child support, but I’m not sure if I’m the father; I don’t even know the child and she’s already 4 years old, I have court on August, what should I do? And what are my rights ?

Joseph H. Nivin
Joseph H. Nivin
answered on Jul 3, 2019

Sorry to hear that you are going through this. If you were married to the mother at the time of birth or conception, you signed an acknowledgement of paternity (the paper given to you at the hospital where you say that you are the father), or if you registered with the Putative Father Registry,... View More

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