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I have recently been informed that I may be the father of an

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I have recently been informed that I may be the father of an 18 year old child and am awaiting the results of a dna test. The child was brought up for 14 years by a step father but what as believed to be her father is now in doubt? Should the result confirm that I am the father would I now be persued for CSA payments for the past 18 years?
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Not as yet I have only been informed of this by message and are waiting for them to send me the DNA kit?
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do you live in?
Customer: We are not going down the court route if the test is positive then we will take it from there I just wanted to know if iwill be liable for the CSA payments?
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Customer: No thank you

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The CMS (previously CSA) don't backdate payment claims. So as far as they are concerned there would be no claim.

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plclegal, Barrister
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 6885
Experience: Barrister at law
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