Roswell, NM asked in Family Law and Child Support for California

Q: Found daughter birth certificate 23yrs later.I'm not on it.

Found daughter birth certificate 23 yrs later. I'm not on it. Separated from mother 23 yrs ago unsure she was mine. Why was I ordered to pay support

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Martha Bronson
Martha Bronson
  • Tracy, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Is anyone named as the father on the birth certificate? The fact that you are not named as the father on the birth certificate does not mean that you are not the biological father. I would suggest that you go to the county where the support order issued and have the court filed pulled and reviewed to ascertain how your parentage was established for the court to base a child support on. There are numerous way of establishing your parentage, including your own declaration of parentage, paternity test, etc. Best of Luck

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