Saint Louis, MO asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oklahoma

Q: My 16 year old son wants visitation with me and I'm not legally his father, only biological and the mother says no

I have a 16 year old son that has a different man on his birth certificate. I know he is mine but not on paper. I am regular in his life and help support him with things he needs. His mother won't let me see him all of a sudden but he wants to see me. What can we do? Can he just leave home and be with me? or do I need to dna test and fight for rights? The mother is unreasonable and refuses to talk to me. She makes my son be the middle man. She had him taken away when he was 2 yrs old. She doesn't keep adequate food in the house currently and more

1 Lawyer Answer
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
Answered
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I think your best bet is going to be to get the child's mother to agree to visitation. There is a very limited time window to challenge paternity, typically no more than two years. You can meet with an attorney for a consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.

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