Does my name need to be a the birth certificate in order for the mother to file for child support?

Asked on November 15, 2012 under Family Law, Michigan

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country your name does not need to be on the birth certificate of the minor child that you are allegedly the father of for a petition for child support to be filed. If such is the situation facing you, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney to assist you in the process. Most likely there will be a paternity test sought as to you and the minor child.


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