I had a child when I was just 16, now I have to pay CSA
May 1, 2012
Hi there, 13 years ago I was 16 I was in a short term relationship with a woman. The relationship ended and 2 month later I found out she was pregnant.
At the time of our relationship I had reason to believe this woman was sleeping around and was desperite to fall pregnant.
She got in touch and said I was the father to which my reply was my soliciters name, address and telephone number. I asked her to have the DNA tests done…she never persued this.
Now 12 year down the line I have a message from her saying that the child is asking who her Dad is and wants me to contact her ASAP.
Obviously this has come as a big shock and I need a little advice on the situation. I do not have any kids at present.
What I want to know is if I am proven to be the childs Father would I be liable for 12 years backdated payments?
I have had no contact with this woman or yourselves for 12 years.
Also what costs are involved and how do we go about getting a DNA test to prove things?
You help would be greatly appreciated.