California  |  Family Law

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Asked on: 9/16/13, 10:42 am

Hello, I had a paternity question. I have had intimate relations with a woman (~2 nights) after moving during a few random get-togethers I had hosted. Shortly after she stopped coming over all together. That was the last time I saw her. About 2-2 1/2 years after that, I had heard through the "grape vine" she had a child, not knowing it could be mine as she never informed me or kept in contact. Now in total being 5-6 years after relations in what seems almost out of the blue, she is now approaching me with wanting a paternity test, which I am willing to submit. However I fear what she might be inquiring, say the test is positive. My question is what legal ramifications can I prepare myself for in the event I am the father? If she decided to try and take me to court over the issue would I owe back pay? What can she legally ask of me? Thank you for your time.

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