Los Angeles, CA asked in Family Law and Child Support for District of Columbia

Q: I was dating a woman 20 years ago that is in and from DC. Now a student from howard is contacting me saying im her dad.

Im afraid that either I was setup, or she is doing this at her mothers request because she wants to establish paternity and hit me for 20 years back child support. Either way I want to know my defenses and protection in this situation before establishing contact. Her 21st birthday is almost a year away. What should I do?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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  • San Francisco, CA
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A: Child support payments are not ordered retroactively but rather from the time they're ordered. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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