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LisforLeslie
April 27, 2024 at 8:19 am #1128927

I like Miss MJ’s recommendation to “blame” your lawyer. Also, if you do plan to give this child an inheritance, I recommend setting up guardrails to ensure the mother can’t get the money directly. You can set conditions like it’s specifically for college. Or you can defer direct access to the funds until the child is 35. You don’t have to allow the kid access at 18 when they don’t understand consequences, may be shortsighted or very influenced by the adults in their life.

But this young woman shouldn’t be surprised that you are questioning who the father is, given the circumstances of the breakup. If she fights you, it’s relatively safe to assume that this isn’t your biological grandchild.