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There is a possibility that I have a 10 year son. The mother

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There is a possibility that I have a 10 year son. The mother of the child denied he was mine for years.about four years ago she finally admitted he could possible be mine. There is another "father" in his life that signed the birth certificate. I would love to be a part of my sons life and for him to know the truth. Can I take any legal actinium this case?
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This depends on what state you are in and the relationship of the other "father" to the child. Is that person married to the mother?

Customer: She and I both live in Illinois. As does the child. The other guy was a boyfiend at the time of birth an signed the birth certificate. He has been in his life since
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You can file a Petition to Establish Paternity and request genetic testing. It is up to the Court to decide whether or not to grant the DNA testing. If the judge feels that the child's life would be too disrupted by questioning paternity at this point, the judge can simply deny your request, leaving you with no recourse. The Court could, however, allow you to proceed with DNA testing and adjudication of parentage.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
She an I along with child live together off an on for the last four years. Although the child did not know I was his real father. The other guy jst recently got a DUI with him in the vehicle.
Family Lawyer: S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney replied 5 years ago
That would definiteliy increase your chances of being able to proceed with the paternity case.
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