Down with Paternity Fraud
| Subject: Re: It's time to do something
about paternity fraud
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 06:27:12 -0500
From: "John P. Curry" <email@example.com>
Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>(False Allegations List)
To: <email@example.com>(False Allegations List)
Ed, I see many problems arising from paternity fraud.
1. Wife gets pregnant and husband is presumed the father. Lets not kid ourselves anymore. divorce ensues and later discovery shows he is not the father. With this presumption in law the husband has assumed child support for the next 21 years. If a paternity test were administered upon every birth the husband would have HIS right to choose. Stay in the marriage and assume the responsibility or divorce with just cause.
2. A girlfriend gets pregnant and tells you she
is pregnant and you are the father. You spend the next 9 months comforting
her every need until she gives birth to the child. You live together, get
married and assume the responsibility of father. BANG... she serves you
with divorce papers and you find that you are not the father. You have
a child support obligation. If a paternity test would have been required
upon birth of the child, the
Perhaps I would suggest that a mother be required to identify the father. A required paternity test given to verify the mothers claim upon birth of the child. This would alleviate paternity fraud that has in many cases deprived a man of his civil liberties by a presumption. There are many examples of paternity fraud that could be alleviated under this requirement. A man should have a right to choose.
John P. Curry