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Good morning. Was the child born while you were married?
Thank you. It will be up to the Judge, when deciding to terminate his parental rights. Since you were married at the time and he was named on the birth certificate, there is a presumption he is the father and he has maintained those rights, over the years. If you can not he has abandoned the child and neglected the child, there there could be grounds for this. However, if the issue is him not giving child support, you could go after him and have it court ordered. That is a separate issue from visitation. What the lawyer shared with you, is what likely needs to happen, unless you can present a legal basis to ask for the Judge to terminate his rights. To come back now, after all these years and first say that he is not the father, may not be enough alone, for it to happen
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