A foreign national comes to the U.S. and files for paternity, 18 or so years after the fact. he child is 18 years of age or older. If the paternity test is 99.9% accurate, would I be able to negotiate back support or arrears for whatever state she intends to immigrate to and or file? How would the arrears be calculated, seeing that this child is now 18 years of age or older and resided in the Phillipines vice the United States where his cost of living was extremely low. Furthermore, the woman in question would not have received any type of public assistance because the child would be 18. Could counsel negotiate a flat out payment based on what it cost to raise a child in the Phillipines? Adding to that, I have two children that I'm supporting also, who will not be off the books until 2021 and 2026. Please advise. Thanks.
The said "child" (I've never seen him in person, just a pic of a half black / half filipino kid) is living in the Phillipines. She stated to me that she would be coming to the States or Canada for vacation next year. She also told me that in about 4 years, she would then be able to bring the child to the States. I'm putting my money on CA, because that's where she has family. The child is now 14, but by then he would be 18.
I simply would just like (in the event that this all goes down) to have some consideration taken with having two kids of my own and that the child didn't grow up in the States nor would she have received any public assistance for an 18 year old. I was thinking that under California's Child Support Compromise guidance, that we could negotiate something. Please advise.
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