Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm in Georgia and I dated a woman for about two months in…

Customer Question
I'm in Georgia and...

I'm in Georgia and I dated a woman for about two months in 2016 when I was in Texas. I broke up with her when she was pregnant. I never and still don't believe that I'm the father. She gave the baby my last name and also listed me as the father on the birth certificate. I have not seen her since august 2016. I was served with child support papers in August of 2017 and requested DNA testing. I'm still waiting on the results. I read that it was illegal for her to do that. How can I file charges against her doing that?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

She did this in Texas , I'm in Georgia.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
11/23/2017
Family Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 43,640
Experience: Attorney with 17 years experience
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

.

I read that it was illegal for her to do that. How can I file charges against her doing that?

.

No, it is not illegal for a mother to list who they believe to be the father on the birth certificate without a paternity test.. The mother fills out the birth certificate forms and lists who she thinks the father is. It is only considered illegal fraud if she knowingly lists someone when she knows that they aren't the father.

.

That creates a rebuttable presumption that is who the father is but can be overcome by an actual DNA test if someone files a paternity court action for support or to disclaim paternity.

.

So at this point, if you are determined to be the father, the judge would then enter an order stating so and then make additional findings as to child support and custody/visitation if requested. If not, then then ends the matter and you would be removed from the birth certificate as the presumptive father.

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Hello again,

.

I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

.

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a family lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 43,640
43,640 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney with 17 years experience

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,624 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

43,640 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,019 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
I got papers from domestic relations that I'm getting sued
I got papers from domestic relations that I'm getting sued for child support from A women I haven't seen in over six years. Before her baby was born she got married and that man signed the birth certi… read more
Jessica B
Jessica B
Juris Doctor
1,928 satisfied customers
What's the law if I had relations with two men, got pregnant
What's the law if I had relations with two men, got pregnant and one of the men signed the affidavit of parentage without a DNA test being done? I have since found out who my child's father is, we had… read more
lawyerJ
lawyerJ
Juris Doctorate
164 satisfied customers
Can a man have court order for a woman to show proof of
Can a man have court order for a woman to show proof of pregnancy if she is claiming she is pregnant and it's his and he don't believe she is pregnant… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
9,034 satisfied customers
This case was heard in Lake, La., so I will need a LOUISIANA
This case was heard in Lake Charles, La., so I will need a LOUISIANA attorney to answer me please. … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
My son is in the Army and he and his wife are getting
My son is in the Army and he and his wife are getting divorced. He married her because she said she was pregnant with his baby. He doesn't think it is his now because she cheated on him beforeo they g… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
If my wife is pregnant and we are separated and she doesn't
If my wife is pregnant and we are separated and she doesn't know who the father is, can I make her stay in Texas until we know?… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I had a baby with a married man. He is almost 3 months old.
I had a baby with a married man. He is almost 3 months old. I was not aware that he was married until after I was pregnant. His wife just found out and is staying with him. The entire time he was "pla… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
In 1998 my ex girlfriend n I broke up...but had relations from
In 1998 my ex girlfriend n I broke up...but had relations from time to time for about a month....during that month she was involved with another man....9 months later gave birth 2 a little girl....the… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
43,640 satisfied customers
I'm married but pregnant with someones else child.Who should i put on the birth cer
I'm married but pregnant with someones else child.Who should i put on the birth certificate my husband or biological father? They both want to be responsible for my unborn child… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
A woman I was intement with became pregnant. Lied to me about
A woman I was intement with became pregnant. Lied to me about the child saying he was not mine.. She then married a married a man know he was not the father ( he knew as well) he signed the birth cert… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
If an illegal alien gets an american woman pregnant what are
If an illegal alien gets an american woman pregnant what are his rights to the baby? He did not sign the birth certificate and me and my husband are wanting to adopt the baby. He has a warrant for his… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,624 satisfied customers
I am a 37yr old female who is the only child of either of my
I am a 37yr old female who is the only child of either of my parents until this past fathers day 2014, when my father told me the news that his 34yr old female friend became pregnant, this was hidden … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
43,640 satisfied customers
My granddaughter was in a relationship. They broke up for
My granddaughter was in a relationship. They broke up for a while and then got back together. She got pregnant. When the baby was born, they were still together and are still together. The guy signed … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
13,400 satisfied customers
i am 6 mo pregnant and i want to leave my boyfriend. he is
i am 6 mo pregnant and i want to leave my boyfriend. he is the babies father but has a drug problem.i am worried he will try to take my baby when she is born.How do I get custody of my child and can i… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
A woman cheated on her boyfriend with me. She is now pregnant and told me that the baby is
A woman cheated on her boyfriend with me. She is now pregnant and told me that the baby is mine. However i believe she is also telling the boyfriend the baby is his. She also told me today she is abou… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,971 satisfied customers
My 19-yr-old daughter moved to New York to live with a guy
My 19-yr-old daughter moved to New York to live with a guy she met on-line in March 2011. She got pregnant with his baby in April 2011. They are unwed. What are her legal rights if she wanted to break… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
My husband had an affair. The woman is pregnant. Now shes
My husband had an affair. The woman is pregnant. Now she's saying the only way he can be a part of the child's life is by living in her home. He left our home because he doesn't want to loose his unbo… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
43,640 satisfied customers
My son is marrying a young girl on the 27th of dec. he has
My son is marrying a young girl on the 27th of dec. he has some questions. She is 3-4 months pregnant. It is not his. When the baby is born, since they will be married and she is putting his name on t… read more
Lawrence D. Gorin
Lawrence D. Gorin
Attorney at Law
J.D. (Juris Doctor)
46 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x