Would you pay child support for kids that weren’t yours?

Via: newspaper.li

Via: newspaper.li

This, fresh from Canada

A father has been ordered to pay child support to his ex-wife despite results of DNA testing that found three of the four children he helped raise are not biologically his, a Quebec Superior Court ruled.

The man learned the shocking news after he demanded DNA testing when he and his wife of 16 years separated in April 2010.

“Since I learned that I am a broken man,” the father told QMI Agency.  

His daughters are aged 12, 14, and 16, and his son is nine. DNA testing revealed the son is his only biological child.

To make matters worse, his ex-wife told him his three daughters were all fathered by different men, he said.

The man said he was aware his wife cheated on him several times, but was floored when he discovered the results.

“I was naive … I never thought I could not be the father of my children,” he said.

Canadian Dave Murphy, reading about the case, comments

I was ordered to pay support for 2 kids who are not mine and my duty counselor was not not concerned that she already had a order against the biological father, she was only concerned with figuring out how much I would have to pay.

After 2 years of trying to get help with this I filed papers with the court on my own and when the court arrived my duty counsel refused to enter the court with me, stating the judge would only make me pay more.

I was already paying the maximum allowed. My duty counsel and my ex’s raised their voices at me and demanded me to sign an agreement outside the court at a reduced amount.

Now I am on a fixed income and they still take any monies from tax rebates or the other refunds given out by revenue Canada.

A court clerk in London where I filed said in 20 years he never knew of such a case and the agents at the Family Responsibility that I have had contact with also stated they believed it was wrong.

Still trying to stop it but never once got a call back from any lawyer to help me fight


via: Toronto Sun

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