Q: If an alleged Father denied a paternity test in court but agrees to pay child support if he later finds out that the child isn’t his, Can he get off of child support? While in court the judge asked the alleged Father if he wanted a paternity test and he denied so the judge said he can no longer ask for one later on and will have to pay his child support, He has been doing so for 3 going on 4 years and just found out that the child is not his with an at home paternity test. Can the mother of the child go to court herself and ask for a legal one in court even though the judge said he could not and if the child is not his does is he still obligated to pay child support? Now, If the child is in fact his and he has not been around for 2-3 years can he deny any contact or visitation with the child while still paying child support? What rights in this case does the alleged Father have?
A: In all likelihood, the Court would deny the 2d test. If, however, the mother consents to the test – and depending on the age of the child, it’s still possible. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support attorney for a full assessment.