Legal Question in Family Law in Louisiana

childs last name

if i don't name my baby after the father am i uneligible for child support?

Asked on 7/09/09, 11:17 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Nick Pizzolatto, Jr. Pizzolatto Law Office

Re: childs last name

Child's last name does not affect child support. Paternity is what matters, not the name.

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Answered on 7/09/09, 11:37 am

Andrew Casanave Andrew M. Casanave

Re: childs last name

No. If a man claims he is not (or may not be) the father, the judge will normally order a DNA test. If he is the father he must pay. If he is not, there should be no support ordered.

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Answered on 7/09/09, 11:44 am

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