Springtown, TX asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas

Q: Hello

Hello, me and my husband have been married 15 years with 4 children, about a month ago a woman showed up to my home stating she had a child with my husband and the child is 16, my husband claimed he wasn’t quite sure if that was ever his child because the mother had a history of different men her life and multiple children from different men, so my question is if this woman is correct does my husband have to pay retro child support? How will this affect my family and our financial situation?

The mother claims she doesn’t need any money but clearly she is struggling with her current husband we just don’t know what to do?

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Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton
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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If he is the father he is responsible for current child support and may be responsible for retroactive child support depending on his knowledge of the alleged child. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Answered
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Your husband can take proper legal steps to find out if the child is his or not. If it is his then he will have a duty to support the child; however, the fact that he has other children to support will be taken into consideration.

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