I live in Florida. An ex girlfriend from Colorado, who now lives in New York state contacted me and told me that her son, now 14 is mine. She tells me that she wants nothing from me but just wanted me to know. I told her that if the child is mine, I would like to be a part of his life. However, I don't want to put myself into a huge financial loss situation in the case where she decides to seek support. What is the best way to help provide things like insurance and college funds and still protect myself financially? Also, will a New York state child support order obligate me even though I live in Florida?
Hello,Thank you for your question.In New York State child support order would be binding upon you. Regardless of whether you choose to be a part of the child's life, the mother can file an action for child support at any time and, if you are the father, you will be responsible for support until the child is 21.
Can a New York court require me to submit to a DNA test even though I'm in Florida? Can I be forced to pay child support in arrears for the 14 years I didn't know I had the child?
Can a New York court require me to submit to a DNA test even though I'm in Florida?Yes Can I be forced to pay child support in arrears for the 14 years I didn't know I had the child?Yes
Would the NY court support a request for the case to be based on Florida law since that is where I live?
absolutely not. Child support and child custody are heard in the state where the child resides
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