If your spouse has reason to believe that a child born in your marriage is not his, he may request DNA testing to determine paternity.
In some cases, fathers can avoid a child support obligation under these circumstances, though that’s rare.
Courts take a strong presumption that children born in wedlock are the product of the married parents, and can deny the request if they believe that pursuing matter is not in the best interest of the child.
In cases like this, it’s vital that you work with experienced divorce and child custody attorneys who can advocate fiercely for your child’s rights.
Your spouse may seek to avoid a parental role and a child support obligation, which can leave both of you deeply impoverished.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you protect your child’s future.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.