How can my husband press charges against the mother who fraudulently altered and filed an Acknowledgement of Paternity he signed 3 days before birth?

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How can my husband press charges against the mother who fraudulently altered and filed an Acknowledgement of Paternity he signed 3 days before birth?

My husband was recently the recipient of a request for child support. When he and the mother dated, she was legally married, she conceived the child and went back to her husband three months in to the pregnancy. My husband and the mother have not seen each other since then. My husband was in contact with the mothers husband three days before the child was born, and he signed the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity. His friend and father figure was with him and saw him sign the form, but did not sign as a witness. My husband was informed by the mothers husband that they would only file

Asked on August 3, 2012 under Family Law, Colorado

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, your husband should consult with a family law attorney to assist him in seeking what his legal recourse is with respect to the facts that you have written about. If your husband signed the paternity document under false pretenses, he very well can bring a legal action to determine actual paternity of the child at issue and set aside the paternity order based upon allged fraud.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, your husband should consult with a family law attorney to assist him in seeking what his legal recourse is with respect to the facts that you have written about. If your husband signed the paternity document under false pretenses, he very well can bring a legal action to determine actual paternity of the child at issue and set aside the paternity order based upon allged fraud.


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