Sussex, WI asked in Divorce and Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: Do you have to have a paternity test if the child is not the spouse's that you are divorcing?

my husband left the marriage after 6 months. a few months later i met someone and had a baby. the baby is not my husband's who is asking for a divorce. why do i need to get a paternity test if the baby is not his?

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Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Yes. If a child is born to you while you are legally married to someone else, that child is presumed to be a child of your marriage. The marital presumption would need to be overcome by DNA testing and a paternity case should be filed, naming the biological father as the actual parent.;

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