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Father Of Baby Is In Army And Stationed In Korea?

Postby Doire » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:14 pm

My 19 year old daughter is pregnant and due in 8 weeks. Now the father of her baby is in Korea with the army, and will still be there when the baby is born. They are no longer dating, but my question is can his name still be put on the birth certificate when he will not be there when its filled out? And the army will need a DNA test done to establish that he is the father before child support is taken out of his check. How do we get a DNA test done when he is out of the country for the next year?
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Postby Lexann » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:14 pm

What goes on the birth certificate is up to the State in which you reside and is not a military-theme question.

The Army will require a DNA test in order to determine parentage and for eligibility for the child to have military dependent benefits.
That test is at the parents expense - the military does not pay for it.
The military does not take child support out of his pay - that is a civil matter.
The military will follow a judge's order.

Frankly, how you arrange for the test is up to you to figure out.
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Postby Rowtag » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:35 am

I don't understand why he would want to help his son or daughter
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Postby Cortland » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:55 pm

You're slightly confused, but not too far off.

1. Requirements for who is put on the birth certificate as the parents are decided by the State which is issuing the birth certificate.

2. Child support is determined by a civilian judge. He/she will determine, in a court-of-law, whether your daughter can prove who the father is.

3. The military only requires a DNA test to in order to determine whether the baby is eligible for military dependent benefits i.e. health insurance. If the test is ordered by the court, then the Army will figure out a way to have the test done. Most likely through the hospital where he's stationed!
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Postby Addam » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 am

You cannot get a DNA paternity test without a court order.
You cannot get a court order unless the defendent has a received notice to appear.
Note I am saying the defendent not the father, since your daughter has the burden of proof of identifying the father.
You are also required to file an affadavit to the court swearing that the defendent is not a member of the military.
Can you do that? No, you cannot.
In that case a lawyer must be appointed to represent the servicemember.
A servicemember cannot be tried in absentia and without representation.
He is entitled to a lawyer to appear in civil court and request a stay of the proceedings until the servicemember returns.
In nearly every case the stay must be granted since there is a law that protects servicemen from being tried in absentia.
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Postby macaladair33 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:28 am

the mother can put any name on the BC she wants.
won't make a lick of difference as far as the military is concerned.

until paternity is established at her expense and she has court orders in place requiring him to pay Child support, the military will not get involved or make him do a thing.

and yes since he is OCONUS he has the right to delay all legal issues until his return.
all you can do is see if he will VOLUNTARILY proved the DNA sample.
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