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Short version Girl is pregnant with one of two guys. Girl

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Short version: Girl is pregnant with one of two guys. Girl claims boy is father. Boy makes every attempt to attend doctor's visits, but is told no by girl. Girl tells boy there's not a thing he can do until the baby is born. Boy feels harassed as he genuinely believes the baby is not his but cannot access any proof due to girl's lack of communication. Is there anything the boy can do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  lwpat replied 7 years ago.
There is nothing that he can do until the baby is born. Then he can file for a determination of paternity and a DNA test will be ordered by the court. If he is the father he can file for custody of the child.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What if the guy is NOT the father after testing?

Does the guy have any opportunity for legal retaliation for the harassment and stress instilled without the opportunity to prove his innocence?
Expert:  lwpat replied 7 years ago.
No he does not. If he is not the father then he is not the father.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So it would make absolutely no sense to offer/give any type of financial support if the guy is confident it's not his? Especially when the girl is evading any type of civil communication?
Expert:  lwpat replied 7 years ago.
You are correct. He should do nothing until such time as the baby is born.

Ana ccept for my time is always appreciated.

Edited by lwpat on 11/2/2009 at 2:03 AM EST