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What state is this in regards to?
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Court proceedings, unless sealed, are a matter of public records. As such, one can go to the courthouse in the county where either party resides, and look up family law paternity/custody cases by last name. This can help determine if there is an order of paternity.
Child support payments are not tax deductible so that would not affect one's taxable income, even if there was a garnishment.
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