Have fun paying for child support just because the kids think you're their father.
As a divorced father who has actually gone through the system and seen how it works:
Stick to topics you actually know about. You don't pay child support because kids think you're the dad. If you're not on the birth certificate and haven't gone through the trouble of legally adopting the child, you're not paying child support.
Here are multiple cases and discussions on both kids viewing you as the father or the single mother listing your name on social benefits.
https://family-law.freeadvice.com/family-law/child_support/Child-Support-for-a-Child-That-Is-Not-Mine.htm (child by consent section)
"Laws favor someone being named the father because they do not want a child going through life fatherless. The equitable doctrine of estoppel applies to persons who have for all practical purposes consented to being dad, regardless of paternity. The basic theory is that since you acted like a parent and permitted the child to believe you were their father, the child now has a right to rely on your representation that you are their father. "
Here you go, bucko. The moral of the story? Stay away from single mothers.
Last edited by Snoopy - on 21 October 2018