Paternity Fraud: The Legalities

by News on November 14, 2014

Soap operas, talk shows and reality TV all play with the idea of paternity confusion. So much so, that a woman unsure of her child’s parentage might not realize the significant legal ramifications for giving into the temptation to lie. Paternity fraud puts women in jeopardy of legal claims against her by the “false father,” biological father, and even the child. The false father can seek repayment for his financial support. The biological father can seek damages as a victim. The child can claim damages for never having known the biological father, and uninformed ties to the false father. Deliberate deception has led the courts in the UK, Australia, and the US to prosecute mothers and force payments to the violated men and children.

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Are you a stay-at-home mom with a failing marriage, contemplating your financial future? Like it or not, you need a job. Gone are the days of automatic alimony. The courts have embraced gender equality, and are refusing payouts, on the premise that women can earn income just like men. While women who have cared for families, supported their partners careers, or haven’t worked in years may disagree, more and more judges are admonishing divorcing women for not working. They maintain that the decision to stay home was a marital decision, and since the marriage is ending, to expect maintenance money is an unrealistic entitlement.

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