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    care2010 is offline Junior Member
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    Cheating husband with other children

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? PA
    A family member has been married for 25 years and has 4 children. She has discovered her husband has been having an affair and believes he had two children with his mistress (es) that he has kept a secret. What can she do to find out if he indeed has other children and how will this effect child support if she divorces him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by care2010 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? PA
    A family member has been married for 25 years and has 4 children. She has discovered her husband has been having an affair and believes he had two children with his mistress (es) that he has kept a secret. What can she do to find out if he indeed has other children and how will this effect child support if she divorces him?
    She could always try asking him...other than that, it is - as a practical matter - irrelevant.

    Other than that, whoever gets the larger chunk of child support is usually the person who files for it first (not which children were born first necessarily).
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    I agree.

    People believe that they can ask any question and get an answer in court.

    Only those questions directly related to the case (and the name of the mistresses and number of other children he may or may not have may not be).

    I also agree with the necessity of filing first. Sounds like there are going to be several people looking for a piece of that pie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyjeff View Post
    I agree.

    People believe that they can ask any question and get an answer in court.

    Only those questions directly related to the case (and the name of the mistresses and number of other children he may or may not have may not be).

    I also agree with the necessity of filing first. Sounds like there are going to be several people looking for a piece of that pie.
    I believe that's what got hubby into trouble in the first place....
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    Quote Originally Posted by care2010 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? PA
    A family member has been married for 25 years and has 4 children. She has discovered her husband has been having an affair and believes he had two children with his mistress (es) that he has kept a secret. What can she do to find out if he indeed has other children and how will this effect child support if she divorces him?
    As the others said, she needs to file for a divorce and CS order- NOW.

    In the mean time, she can check at the courthouse to see if there are any existing court orders for CS, these are public record. She can search under hubby's name, and if she knows the name of the woman(women) she can also search under those names.
    However, it is possible that there are administrative orders for CS issued by the state CSE, those would not be available through the court records.

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