Lehighton, PA asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania

Q: A friend of mine just found that he has a 13 year old child. Friend lives in NJ. Childhood sweetheart lives in York PA

She applied for Welfare and they asked her question about the father. She then reached out to him to tell him about his child he never knew he had. Now (13 years later) he has to pay support. Is there a statue of limitations that could protect him since she waited so long to let him know he had a child?

He already has children and takes care of them. But this is really putting a strain on him.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I don't believe there is but he can ask for a blood test or DNA test if he isn't sure. A birth certificate would be a start. An acquaintance was paying child support and when he saw a picture of the child it was apparent he was not the father.

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