How is this going to affect your custodial rights?
My ex claims that she has had all of my custody rights to this child severed. However, she is unwilling to explain how or when this was done. I think she’s lying.
As things stand, she has prohibited me from having any contact with this child. There is no custody agreement in place that addresses this child in any way. If she has been lying to me about me not being this child’s father, and I still have custody rights, then I intend to be a part of this child’s life.
Did she have the name changed to her lover’s last name?
So she claims. However, if it was done she would have had to do it without my consent - meaning she broke the law. Additionally, she has refused for over a year to give me a copy of the DNA report or any documentation demonstrating that the child’s name has been changed. I had a subpoena issued for this documentation 4 months ago and still have not received any of it.
What do you hope to accomplish if there’s a way to show that she has lied about paternity? Do you want the child’s name changed back?
I had originally consented to allow her to change the child’s name because she had engaged in extreme alienation tactics and had cut off my contact to my other 3 children. She said that she would sign a custody agreement and allow me to see my other kids if I would sign her paper about changing the 4 child’s name. However, I never agreed in word or writing to forfeit any parenting rights to the 4th child. If the child is mine both biologically and legally, of course I want the child’s name changed back to mine - especially if it was changed illegally.
Or are you just trying to find out once and for all if the child is yours?
That is a big reason, yes. I loved that child as my own. I didn’t know any different. My ex tricked me into believe the baby was mine, and then has apparently changed the baby’s name to someone elses as a way to manipulate him too. I need to know if this child is mine.
Could you request your own DNA test?
I don’t know. I suppose it would have to be ordered by the court if my ex won’t consent.