i am named as father on birth certificate and it turns out by dna test i am not the father can i still apply for custody if relationship fails and myself and the mother are not married. I have lived with the mother since before the birth of the eldest child (now 5 years old) and assumed the child was mine biologically until the split.
the children of this relationshipwith my name on birth certificate are 5, 3 and 18months, they live with mum at present. i dont know if either of the other two are mine or not but i would wish to have contact with all of them and pay maintenance for all of them. there are three other children from a previous marriage aged 12 and 10 year old twins that i have lived with for 8 years.
the mum does also have a drink problem and suffers with we think manic depression, she has attempted suicide twic recently and is in denial about the drinking so much so she i think is using womans aid and trying to say this is because i am contolling.
No because the ex husband might try for residency of the older children if he finds out the situation.