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My daughter is 40yrs old. Can the court be petitioned to…

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My daughter is 40yrs...

My daughter is 40yrs old. Can the court be petitioned to establish paternity.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

Michigan

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

No. I took care of myself. But she needs help now and he promises then nothing.

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

I don't think so

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 9 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Unfortunately no here in Michigan the statute of limitations is age 18.You could have filed until she became an adult.I am so sorry, I have giving bad news like this, I wish I could tell you otherwise.There are states that you could still file here, if you relocated to California no such limitations.But you cannot sue here in Michigan.

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https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/state-statute-of-limitations-to-establish-paternity.html

Again I am so sorry here, I wish you the best and appreciate the chance to answer your question.

Thanks again and thanks for rating 5 stars at op of page.

Prayers to your daughter.

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