Senoia, GA asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia

Q: How to set aside a default judgement for child support?

I was incarcerated in 2002 when the case was brought about and never received any info for a paternity test or a court appearance. A default order was filed and I would like paternity testing to establish the paternity of the child and stop the child support that is being taken from me

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
PREMIUM
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is unlikely that an order that old can our would be set aside. The 'child' is 18. if you want a DNA test, ask the child to get one. Even if the child isn't yours, it's a long uphill battle to overturn a child support award.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Since 18 years has passed since this case was brought about, it’s not likely to go anywhere. You can speak with the child, who is likely now an adult, to see if they are interested in taking a DNA test to establish paternity. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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