People get together and break up quickly in Nebraska. One week two people are a couple and the next week they’re not. When you mix a pregnancy into this equation, you might have a lot of questions about who the father is. Sometimes, a mother may identify the wrong father in these situations.
It’s quite common for a man to spend his life raising a child that wasn’t his, and he may never even discover the fact. However, sometimes a man may have reason to believe that he isn’t the biological father. If you’re in this kind of situation, you might need to prove in court that you’re not the father.
DNA testing is the go-to method of proving or disproving paternity, but it’s not always required. In cases where both parents agree about parentage, no test will be needed. A test will be needed, on the other hand, if either parent disagrees.
If the DNA test results show that the man is not the father, he won’t be required to take any responsibility for the child. On the other hand, if the man is shown to be the father, it will be necessary to create child support, child custody and parenting time arrangements. If the child is several years old, this could represent a serious financial setback for the father, who will be liable to pay back child support for all those years.
Regardless if you’ve been falsely accused of being a father — or you’re trying to establish your parental rights — a Nebraska family law attorney can help you make your case in court. An attorney will carefully review the unique facts of your case to determine the most appropriate legal strategies to pursue your goals.