Presumption of Paternity

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In many states, whenever a child is born to a married couple, the husband is automatically presumed to be the father. This ‚Äčis know as the "presumption of paternity."

Some states even take the presumption of paternity one step further by not allowing a man to disprove biological paternity through DNA. As a result, some men are forced to pay child support for children they have not biologically fathered.

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