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Are You Paying Child Support For a Child Who Isn’t Yours?

By Cutter & Lax, Attorneys At Law  Oct. 20, 2010 8:57a

With the technology of DNA paternity testing, more and more fathers are discovering that children who they "thought" were their own, biologically are not, yet they are paying the child support. In 1999, 28% of the men being tested in the U.S. for paternity were not the biological father yet many were nevertheless held liable and were paying child support for these other men's children to avoid being put in jail.

Supreme Court Case

Earlier this year in May, an article in the U.S. Newswire reported on a case out of Chicago where a father, Carnell Smith, was forced by court order to pay child support for another man's child and the child was not his own. He is neither the biological or adopted father, and has unsuccessfully tried to get the lower courts to overturn the order. He is now going to higher levels and is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his DNA paternity fraud case.

This type of fraud happens more often than one would think. The attorney representing Mr. Smith, Jeffrey M. Leving, believes that this case now going to the Supreme Court could bring relief to countless victims of paternity fraud in our country otherwise, the laws need to be changed -- this is not an immediate process.

Seek Legal Help

If you or someone you care about is having difficulty with a paternity issue, you need to contact a family law attorney who is experienced with these cases. At Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law, we are San Fernando paternity lawyers who are very well-versed in these types of legal cases. When laws start enslaving people unjustly, you need to get legal help so the facts can be brought to light and a just solution transpires. With our diverse background in family law matters, you are in competent hands.

Contact a Burbank Paternity Lawyerin our office to set up a free consultation and we will review the details of your situation.

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