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My girlfriend tricked me...

My girlfriend tricked me into getting her pregnant i found logs, prenatal pills and calanders mapping out a 4 day prime time to get pregnannt

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Califonia weve been active for 7 years and shes never been on borth control and knows her cycle..... at the time she said

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not yet.....

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Kid was born and she just wanted to collect childsupport..... shes taking me to court friday

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
but she told me it was ok that night and she marked in calendar prime pregnancy time......shes a money hungry whore and this isnt right
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Family Lawyer: retireddebra,
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I am sorry. I thought you were in Canada.

I will ask the site to move this to the US family law list.

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok will iut take long
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok
Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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So to clarify, you're saying she tricked you into this, saying that she wouldn't get pregnant during that time?

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

I'm going to presume that is what you're saying here. Do you have an attorney? You might want to consider bringing an attorney with you to court. I would strongly advise it.

So she had the child, and she's not willing to put the child up for adoption?

There are no hard and fast rules about how to get out of paying child support. Most courts don't allow you to terminate your rights just to avoid child support, but maybe new law needs to be made. If you can show that she tricked you into getting pregnant, you may have an easier time, but you will have to show that you did something to prevent the pregnancy also, which you can't show if it was unprotected sex. You took her word for it and she lied. And lied.

I'm really sorry about this.This is not a good way to find out she's been lying to you.

One way you can try to get out of this is to be honest with the court, tell the court she tricked you into it and explain what great lengths she went to to deceive you, and how she deceived you.

The issue of terminating parental rights in California often comes up as part of an adoption process. For example, in a stepparent adoption (if she were to marry someone else), the biological father (you) can consent to the adoption and voluntarily waive your parental rights. It would have to be a stepparent adoption and then you would be able to terminate your rights.

So,she would have to serve you with father with notice; you can waive further notice or, if you do not file a paternity action within 30 days, your rights can be terminated, often without a hearing in California.

Other than that, there are really no guidelines for terminating your parental rights.

In some extreme cases, a judge may side with you and decide that you were tricked into this so you shouldn't have to pay child support, but this is rare and there really isn't legal precedent for this in Cal at this time, so you'd have to make new case law. Seriously, making new case law has been done. One of my cases made new case law in my state. Occasionally that happens.

Other than that, I strongly suggest you get a lawyer and fight this tooth and nail.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks so much
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Hi, just checking in to see if you still need help with your question and if my answer was helpful for you or if there is any more information that you need. Let me know if you need names of lawyers and I can help you if you let me know where you live.Thanks!

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