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Men seek to change state paternity law

Posted April 15, 2010

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— Five men who say they're victims of paternity fraud met with some state lawmakers on Thursday.

The men say they have DNA tests proving they're not the biological fathers of children, yet they must still pay child support due to state law, which allows fathers two months after acknowledging paternity to dispute it and one year to prove fraud.

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“Anyone in my position that’s got caught in the system, you’re at the mercy of the courts. They’re going to dictate how to live your life,” said Victor McAllister, who says he is the victim of paternity fraud.

“The question is how to remedy that. First to stop any future child support requirements on that person who is not the father; second to do so in a way that doesn't disrupt totally the life of the child,” said Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland County.

A bill to extend the time period to prove fraud passed in the House last year, but stalled in the Senate.

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  • delilahk2000 Apr 16, 2010

    IN NC. WOMEN HAVE TO MUCH POWER AND THE MEN HAVE NONE, THEY PAY CHILD SUPPORT AND THEN CANNOT SEE OR TALK TO THE CHILD. THEY SHOULD ALSO NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE IT RAISED JUST BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT. MY SON IS PAYING WAY TO MUCH AND THEN CANNOT EVEN TO HIM. THESE MEN NEED TO HAVE A LOT MORE SAY. BUT SS IS WAY TO PREJUDISED WHEN IT COMES TO MEN. THEY WILL TELL THEM PAY UP AND SHUT UP. YOU ARE JUST A PAYCHECK, I THINK WHEN THEY SEND CHILD SUPPORT MONEY, THERE SHOULD BE A RECORD KEPT, AND PROVEN AS TO WHERE IT HAS GONE. I KNOW IT DOES NOT ALL GO TO THE CHILD. ONE CHILD DOES NOT COST 700.00 A MONTH? SO YES THINGS NEED TO CHANGE, THESE MEN HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR A RIDE LONG ENOUGH,AND THESE WOMEN NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE...............

  • nathanius Apr 16, 2010

    "I just think it is sad that our culture has come to a point where there are that many people sleeping with so many multiple partners in a short span of time that they don't know who the daddy is anyway. It seems like that is the problem to get under control. mrsmom"

    While I totally agree with that sentiment, paternity fraud hurts the innocent husband who didnt know his wife was sleeping around on him. If you are MARRIED and have no reason to question paternity early on. Our paternity laws are from the dark ages. But to remedy it we will open up a new can of worms.

    Ex: What about if the (next) person named is not the father, do you FORCE all the woman's partners to submit DNA? And if she had mutiple partners? Test them all?

  • mrsmom Apr 16, 2010

    I just think it is sad that our culture has come to a point where there are that many people sleeping with so many multiple partners in a short span of time that they don't know who the daddy is anyway. It seems like that is the problem to get under control.

  • scarletindurham Apr 16, 2010

    RN2005 - I highly doubt that. I think your friend is telling you some tall tales.

  • SWEET-N-SOUR Apr 16, 2010

    Maybe they need to call the Jerry Springer show...no better call Maury!

  • josep4567 Apr 16, 2010

    There should be no time limit for contesting paternity!I know of a 70 year old man who asked for a paternity test on his 50 year old daughter (whom he loved) because,whenever the mother wanted to hurt him, would say "you a'int the daddy!". A man can get the test if he and the child can get to a test site. The mother is not necessary. It is just a Q-tip swab and who the mother is irrelevant. Some Judges will give relief if he or she sees the test regardless of the stupid law. It's called equity. I also know of a married young man whose wife bore a child who ended up not being his child. He was one of the most loving, dedicated, and supporting fathers I have ever met, equally loved by his chld. When the test came back, he was immediately excluded from that child's life. I know of many cases where the mother refuses to even tell the father of his child to the effect that the child has no father and the father has no child. Any woman who would do that to her child is the personif

  • Pseudonym Apr 16, 2010

    Thank 40 years of radical feminism for this.

  • headlong Apr 16, 2010

    I so agree this law needs to be changed...

    The men are proven not to be the Father because they were either lied to or married and signed the Child's Birth Certificates...have to pay Child Support for that Child...BUT have no Rights...not even being able to see the Child if proven not theirs.

  • opinion2010 Apr 16, 2010

    Maybe all states should adopt the TN law thought of "a genetic test will be required to confirm paternity in order for the father to be listed on the birth certificate"..... it saves a lot of hardache later on. NC really needs this!!!!

  • gandalla Apr 16, 2010

    when they change this dumb law they need to add a line in there where if a man finds out he is not the father after he has already been paying or helping with the money the lying mother needs to repay him.

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