DNA Tests for Paternity in Tennessee: State ex rel. Dancy v. King

Facts: Mr. King executed a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity shortly after birth of Child. Five years later, Mr. King was ordered to pay child support for Child. Shortly thereafter, Mr. King sought to rescind the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity and compel court-approved DNA testing. Mr. King claimed he signed the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity because Mother told […]

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Damages for Child Support After a False Claim of Paternity: Hodge v. Craig

Facts: While Mother and Husband were dating, Mother became pregnant and told Husband the soon-to-be Son was his. The parties married and Son was born. Husband was listed on Son’s birth certificate. Husband also adopted Daughter, Mother’s child from a prior relationship. Father then decided he did not want to have any more children and had […]

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