The internet and media was a buzz last week about a claiming that the father of her newborn baby girl is pop star, Justin Bieber. Maria Yeater, age 20, gave birth to a baby and claims that they had a quick sexual encounter after a concert, resulting in Bieber being the father of her child. However, Bieber quickly denied said claim, claiming that he has never met the young girl.
Reports are surfacing as to whether Bieber will be forced to submit to a DNA test to prove or disprove whether or not he is the father of the child.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, it is possible that the court could order Bieber to submit to a DNA test to get the issue out of the way. Indeed, if Bieber indeed never met Yeater, a DNA test may be the only way to clear his name.
However, Yeater’s attorneys state that they have “credible evidence” to prove their case and are seeking a “modest and rightful” settlement.
If Bieber is determined to be the father of the child, Yeater would be entitled to a good chunk of money in child support until the child is no longer a minor. Given the wealth of Bieber, Yeater could potentially receive thousands of dollars in child support.
At any rate, if you are in involved in a Los Angeles County or Orange County paternity lawsuit and would like assistance on any child custody, visitation or child support issues, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.