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My wife received a message from a woman on via Facebook

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My wife received a message from a young woman on via Facebook Messenger the other night saying she was my daughter and wanted to make contact with me. I did have a one night stand with her Mother however her Mother had also been in a relationship with someone else around the same time so I never really new who her Father was. I have not heard from her Mother or this young woman in over 40 years so as you can imagine it was quite a shock to now hear from her. My problem is I dont know if I am her Father and to be honest I'm not sure I want to know. I'm worried about the consequences if it was proven I had Fathered her, would I be financially indebted to either her or her Mother.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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No, not if it was that long ago. Every state has a statute of limitations on when someone can file for child support, etc. and it doesn't extend that long in any of them.

Your facts don't mention what state you are in and I'd be glad to look at your specific state but it wouldn't be anywhere near 40 years in any of them. The most I've seen is within 4 years of the child turning 18.

Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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