California parents concerned about paternity testing will want to review a case as it unfolds in another state. The issue is child support and the court recently handed down a ruling that caught many people by surprise. It all began when a man filed a petition for visitation to see the child he thought was his.
As is common in such cases, the judge overseeing the case ordered the man to take a paternity test. Before this time, the man had been paying more than $80 per month in child support. He says he did not mind doing so because he believed it was his obligation to financially provide for his child. Problems arose, however, when the paternity test showed the man in question was, in fact, not the biological father of the child after all.