Will my wife’s becoming pregnant by another man after the divorce papers were filed but before the final hearing change the final divorce order?

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Will my wife’s becoming pregnant by another man after the divorce papers were filed but before the final hearing change the final divorce order?

I filed for an uncontested divorce months ago and after the paperwork was in to the court. She found out she was pregnant and had become pregnant after the papers were signed. We all know that I am not the father and who the father is. We put in the proposed final divorce order that no alimony would be granted to either party. Neither of us want the final order to change as our wishes are still the same even with the new development. Will the court grant the proposed final order with no alimony granted or are they going to grant her child support though the child is not mine?

Asked on June 19, 2012 under Family Law, Tennessee

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Rather than have an unsure issue pending with respoect to your wife's pregnancy by another man when you and she were presumably separated, you need to have some amendment drafted with respect to the final marital dissolution order preferably by a family law attorney to be signed by you and your soon to be former spouse stating that you are not the father of this unborn child and that you will not be responsible or child support.

This amendment needs to be signed by both you and your soon to be former spouse and approved by a court order signed and dated by a superior court judge and filed with the court clerk.

The pending marital settlement agreement should be approved by the court based upon what you have written.


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