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Hello.
If I have paid child support for a child that is not mine and the biological father is found, can I ask him to repay the child support or is it down to the mother to settle with me ?
Than you.
Andy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: German Law
Expert:  clairep80 replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Could you explain a little more about what has actually happened please
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello Clare
I will give you as much information I can.
I was a soldier serving in Germany, I met a local lady and we had a relationship which resulted in a pregnancy very early on in the relationship. As far as I was initially told I was the father, I soon learnt that the mother also had a relationship with another soldier, at the start of our relationship, the mother assured me that I was the child's father.
As I thought the child was mine I did what I was asked of me and when the relationship broke down I paid child maintenance for 7 years, I had received sporadic correspondence with the the child. I stopped paying maintenance when the contact stopped shortly after I returned to England after visiting the child as her father.
I did not hear from the child or her mother until the child was 18 and she tracked me down via Facebook, I told her that I was not 100% sure I was her father and as she is 18 I would like to do a DNA test.
She got in touch with the other man and since then he has told me that he is sure he is her father.
I have tried to explain things is the shortest way possible but if I have missed something please ask.
Thank you
Andy
Expert:  clairep80 replied 2 years ago.
Hi
That is fine thank you.
For clarity there has not yet been a DNA test and the maintenance was paid in Germany?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No DNA as far as INam aware, yes, the money was paid in to a German account.
Andy
Expert:  clairep80 replied 2 years ago.
Hi
In that case the matter will be dealt with under German Law.
I shall opt out and transfer the matter to the correct section.
It will take a little time so please be patient
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
Ok, thank you.
Andy
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Thank you.
Andy
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