In Michigan and all other states, if the parent of a minor wants a co-parent to be legally ordered to financially provide for the child in question, the proper legal steps must be taken to file a petition in a family court. A judge will then review the case and determine whether child support is warranted, as well as the amount of payments, frequency of payments and venue through which payments should be made. In some cases, a petitioner must first establish the paternity of the co-parent, particularly if they were not married at the time of the child’s birth. Rap music star, Future, is said to be the father of six children from five different women; in fact, he is currently facing a paternity lawsuit as well.
Two of the women with whom Future reportedly had past romantic relationships apparently know each other. At some point, they are said to have tested the DNA of their children, and the results noted a nearly 100% chance that the toddlers were related. This led to both women to file petitions in court to establish Future’s paternity and to request child support.
One of the women has since withdrawn her previous legal claim. It is not uncommon for litigants to do this when they have achieved private agreements outside a courtroom. No details were provided in this particular case as to why one of the women had her case dismissed.
In some Michigan cases, as well as in family courts in other states, it sometimes happens that a paternity test produces negative results. In such cases, this can benefit a man who believes he is being asked to pay child supporteven though he is not the biological father of the child in question. Such cases can be complex and stressful to resolve, which is why it is always a good idea to rely on experienced legal representation in court to help protect one’s rights and interests.