Greetings. I am sorry to hear that your brother had to go through this experience. As long as your brother immediately asks for a paternity test in the event she files for child support against him, he will not owe a duty of support to this other man’s child. I will look into the birth certificate issue and get back to you. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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