He will need to answer the support order that he is not the father and did not biologically father the child. He must also state that he has no father/child bond with the child due to being incarcerated.
The judge can then order a paternity test, (Which may not be ordered if mom admits he is not the biological father of the child). If no test is ordered the judge must determine if a father/child relationship exists in the case. If the judge decides that a bond is there he can be ordered to pay support regardless of him not being the father.
I would strongly recommend that he seek legal counsel to represent him in this matter. This is a very serious matter and not one that should be taXXXXX XXXXXghtly. A good lawyer can argue that he has had no contact with the mother or the child in years and a bond was never there in the first place.
Please do not take this lightly. He needs a lawyer there to represent his rights.
He can send in a answer to the courts as to him not being the father. He will want to do some researching in the library there at the jail to form a answer to the case. Often if he asks around there are other inmates that have dealt with the same thing and can help him fill out the forms and submit his answer.
This can be handled without a lawyer but I would advise against it. He will need to send in his answer and hope that since no one is there to represent him that the judge is a fair person. In the end the judge will make the decision based on the evidence. Since he is not there the wife can claim anything such as they have a relationship and he has a father/child relationship with the child.
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