can two paternity/custody cases be open at the same time on the same child?

woman has two potential fathers of a father opened paternity/custody case were dna test was ordered...can the second potential father open a paternity/custody case when a case is already in progress regarding this child? i'm the first father..i was told after birth that there is another potential father..the woman did not show up for the court ordered DNA test and i was wondering if the other potential father can open a case while my case is pending.

Asked By: Nicholas - 10/4/2011
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Yes, he can at any point open a case. He doesn't have to wait on anything. If that's his child (potentially) and he fights for him then more power to him (and you). It's a bad situation but no attorney or court will tell him he has to wait. He may want to because of costs to see about you 1st but he doesn't have too... More
Answered By: my2cents - 10/4/2011
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I think you want to join the case.
Answered By: Chin T - 10/4/2011
He can, but I would wait until the first potential father was found to be the biological parent or not. If he is, than it would be a waste of money to open a case. If not, then file and request for a DNA test just like Baby Daddy # 1.
Answered By: SarahT - 10/4/2011
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