In the interest of fairness.
This morning I made a post about paternal testing being required in the state of California and this information was false. I have since deleted the post. (And thank you to the lovely person who decided to treat me like a five year old was blogging from my URL, you’re truly a lovely person.) To clarify:
The end all/be all of this is that in order to pay out child support or anything of that nature, one of two things are in fact required by law for unmarried parents:
1. A voluntary declaration of paternity, which the state strongly suggests filing along with the birth certificate as the unmarried father of a child cannot be added to the certificate or legally considered the child’s father until it is filed, or,
2. A paternal DNA test result
To anyone’s knowledge, not only has there not been a declaration of paternity filed, there hasn’t been a birth certificate filed either, and that’s absolutely mandated by the law. You don’t get to not file a birth certificate just because you’re participating in a baby stunt. If a baby exists, the documentation has to be filed. Similarly, it is illegal to forge or appear to forge a birth certificate so they cannot “leak” a false one unless they want to be sued for a whole lot of money.
I do try to be factual, and sometimes I make mistakes. I appreciate the patience I’m sure we can all have with each other.