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DNA test

Anne-Louise Pham

Ordinarily the Court will assume that the parties before the Court are the parents of the child to which the dispute concerns. However, sometimes in family law proceedings there is disagreement or uncertainty about the parentage of the child. Parentage can be important not only for Orders in relation to the child, but also for issues such as child support … Read more

He’s not my son. I won’t pay child support!

by Peter Magee on February 21, 2012

Peter Magee
On 28 November 2011, Nine MSN reported that an Australian mother has been forced to pay her ex-husband almost $13,000 in previously paid child support after the father secretly had a DNA test done and confirmed that he was not the father of his 14 year old son.

In Court, the father stated that he had sought the DNA test … Read more

Can a DNA test affect child support payments?

by Peter Magee on February 11, 2011

“I have paid child support for  seventeen years
and I just found out that I’m not her fat
her!”
declared a man in the Federal Magistrate’s Court last year.

Peter Magee

If a father has paid child support and later finds out that he is not the child’s biological father, can he recover this money? This recent Australian case heard by the … Read more