Could Ryan Phillippe be involved in a paternity case with a woman he once dated? Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend, Alexis Knapp, is reportedly pregnant with a baby due in June of 2011. Phillippe has indicated that he will not submit to a DNA test until the baby is born. It was also reported that Phillippe will support the child if it turns out to be his.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, it is not uncommon for a party to wait untll the baby is born to submit to a DNA test. In fact, we have seen many cases where the mother has already filed a paternity lawsuit and a request for child support against the potential father. In this particular case, after father took his DNA test, the results came back negative and the mother dropped the paternity case and request for child support against father. Father was not obligated to pay child support to a child that was not biologically his.
If you are in need of an Orange County or Los Angeles County lawyer to assist you in a paternity case, contact a reputable Orange County divorce lawyer for more information. We handle all matters from divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, paternity, among other issues.