Rap Star Juvenile Contests Paternity After 13 Years To Avoid Paying Child Support
I have seen many men step up and become fathers to children that are not biologically theirs and at the same time I've seen biological dads walk away from their own children. So here is my question, should their be an age limit to contesting the paternity to get out of child support payments?
I recently read an article about the rapper Juvenile. He has recently been in trouble for not paying child support and now he is contesting paternity to his 13-year old son. Yes, 13 year old son.
The first thought that came to mind was COWARD! How can you let a child believe, for 13 years, that you are his father and then to get out of paying child support want to challenge that he is even your son.
Juvenile stated that he wanted a DNA test and that if he isn't the father he wants back "every dime he laid out for the boy."
I have been a witness to several men who raised children, then when the child was grown, found out that they weren't the biological father. They were upset, but they continued to love the child. After years of believing that they are your children and you are their parent, a bond grows.
Well apparently not for this rapper. I find it disgusting. What kind of message are you sending to the child? Oh I led you to believe, for 13 years, that I was your dad but now I don't want anything to do with you.
In my opinion, I think there should be an age limit for contesting DNA for child support reasons. If you have any doubts-at all- you should have a test done immediately! Don't wait 13 years. If I was in charge of the courts, I would set an age limit at 3.
After three years, the bond is already to the point that would cause mental and psychological damage to the child. You can't throw them aside because you are tired of paying for them. It shouldn't work that way.
I am not saying that you don't have the right to know, because you do. You can have a DNA test done at any point. All I'm saying is do not create a parent child bond and then decide to bail because you are tired of supporting them.
Here is my advice for anyone who thinks the baby isn't theirs: Get a DNA test at birth!! And as far as Juvenile is concerned, Man up! You led him to believe you were his father and that means something to him. Pay your child support and shut up!
So do you agree with me or do you think Juvenile has a valid argument?