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Ive been contacted by my ex wifes daughter who was conceived

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I've been contacted by my ex wife's daughter who was conceived before our divorce was final back in 1985. She wants to know if I'm her father with a DNA test. Are there any legal ramifications if I am her father? Can I be held financially responsible for anything at this point? She was given up for adoption as an infant and I had to sign the papers since I was still married to her mother at the time of conception. Her mother testified under oath at the divorce hearing that I was not the father. I currently live in WI where she was born and she lives in MN.
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I've been contacted by my ex wife's daughter who was conceived before our divorce was final back in 1985. She wants to know if I'm her father with a DNA test. Are there any legal ramifications if I am her father?



Response 1: None since she has been adopted and more importantly the issue of paternity was resolved during your divorce proceeding.


Can I be held financially responsible for anything at this point?


Response 2: No.


She was given up for adoption as an infant and I had to sign the papers since I was still married to her mother at the time of conception. Her mother testified under oath at the divorce hearing that I was not the father. I currently live in WI where she was born and she lives in MN.


Response 3: You are not financially responsible for her. You are also not under any legal obligation to honor her request for a DNA test.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for the info, I feel better about doing the test now. Just need to know for sure.

You are quite Welcome!

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