I am from Australia and married to a lovely Filipino woman who has a beautiful 7 year old child. We have been married a couple of years now and are about to lodge for visa, however we may have a problem with the child. My wife met a guy 8 years earlier and they had a relationship but he then went to America to work, he did return and they continued their relationship and a few months later he was told a baby was due. This is when he admitted to having his wife in America and they also have children. They are a married Filipino couple and been working in America for some time. It has now been over 5 years and no contact or any support for his child although the 4 years we have known each other I have supported them and their family. My wife tried to call the father of her child for his permission to bring the child to Australia but his wife answered and threatened to file charges of adultery against my wife. I realise adultery relates to the wife and concubinage the husband. I am also lead to believe that this woman will have to file charges against her husband for any charge to be laid against my wife. My wife and her family never knew this guy was married and only confessed when told about the pregnancy. His name is also on the birth certificate and all we want is for him to sign full custody to the mother so we can all share a happy and healthy lifestyle here in Australia. Any legal advice would be greatly appreciated.