If I found out that my ex-wife was pregnant possibly by someone else and lied about it during our divorcet, what should I do?

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If I found out that my ex-wife was pregnant possibly by someone else and lied about it during our divorcet, what should I do?

Divorce was final 09/09/10 and she was pregnant in June/July. She pushed and got the 90 day waiting period waived to hide her being pregnant. Now she is filing contempt papers against me because I have entered a new relationship and had this woman around our children. I wouldn’t have agreed to the original terms of the divorce had I known all I do now (mainly the amount of child support).

Asked on January 27, 2011 under Family Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Wait, so she lied about the child being yours and you are paying child support for the child? Then you should consider bringing an action to modify the divorce agreement as it pertains to the child support and request that a paternity test be done to establish if you are in fact the father of the child.  Lay out all the issues before the court and let them know in no uncertain terms that you believe that she lied during the negotiations and with regard to paternity and that you now have reason to believe that the child is not yours.  See where it takes you.  Either way you need to know and establish things sooner rather than later.  Good luck.


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