If my wife got pregnant by another man while we were married, is she entitled to child support from me?

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If my wife got pregnant by another man while we were married, is she entitled to child support from me?

DNA test has me as not being the father; the other guy knows he is.the father.

Asked on May 7, 2012 under Family Law, Maryland

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

There is a presumption that a child born during a marriage is a child of the marriage and support is a factor in a divorce.  However, you have rebutted that presumption here and the court should not make you pay.  My only concern is that a court does not like to make the child the victim in a divorce so what is the other fella doing about supporting the baby?  She needs to ask for support.  Good luck.


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