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Parentage

Peter Magee

Gone are the days when the nuclear family was the assumed norm. Today families come in many different shapes and sizes. Shifts in community attitudes to divorce, same-sex de facto relationships, single parent families and blended families, not to mention the rapidly changing nature of reproductive technology, have all contributed to this shift. The concept of “family” is broader than … 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