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Asked on: 7/10/07, 2:19 pm

Biological father's rights to child he had no knowledge of

What are a biological father's rights to a child (from a one night stand 4 yrs ago) that he was not even aware of until very recently. It was always assumed that husband was father until a dna test proved otherwise. I had the other guy tested when this was discovered, and it was determined that he was in fact the biological father. Husband and I are now getting divorced and I would like to know who has what rights. Husband is the only father child (who is now almost 4) has ever known and we would like to keep it that way to avoid confusion. Biological father does not want to give up rights, but I do not want him in my son's life. What if anything can be done? Does he even have any rights since he has not been involved for the past 4 years?

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