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I am afraid that under German law, the statute of limitations to prove paternity is 2 years after the child turns 18 or 2 years after the child knew or should have known of the father. So if they can prove they only just learned of the relationship, within 2 years, they can file with an attorney in the German court to establish filiation. See: Article 1600 b para. 1 of the BGB.
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The German court wold have power over property in Germany and this would have to be filed in Germany. If the son had the name all along then the son would have to prove that they just learned of some fraud and that would be the only way the son could try this.
It is not likely the German court is going to entertain this matter after this long though.
No, I am afraid there would not be a way to keep the AOK health and not be a German resident. However, I have to say that based on the circumstances you describe it is not likely that the court will allow this case as the limitation period has expired. Also, the chances of him affording an attorney in Germany while in prison is slim to none.
If they transfer the assets to the US and put it in a irrevocable trust then nobody could get at it, even a child.
I would not bother renouncing any citizenship. But if there is land in the US, put it in a irrevocable trust and all other US assets as well and he will not be able to get at it.
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A living trust can be revocable or irrevocable. The irrevocable trust protects all of the assets whereas a revocable trust does not. So you need to make sure your living trust is irrevocable or you need to make it so.