Hi, I don’t know for sure the answer to your question however to my knowledge, you are still responsible for child support as you are legally considered the father of that child. You became the legal father when you signed the birth certificate. I do know that my current husband adopted his ex-wifes son when they were married and he now pays child support for both his son and the adopted son and he had no way out of it b/c when he signed the adoption papers he became the legal father to him. So i’m not saying for sure that you are responsible for support but I REALLY think you are.
Greetings. Yes, unless you file a request for a paternity test, which you MUST file at the time of the divorce. Thank you.
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I’ve been married to my wife for 2 and a half years and we are getting separated and a divorce. She was pregnant by another man when I met her. She had a son and we put my name on the birth certificate so he would not be confused later on in life, but right now we are splitting up. He is 2 years old now. Do I have to pay child support?