There have been many cases I've read recently where men are forced to pay support, or jailed for not paying support to children proven not to be theirs.
This is either because the woman put a man's name on the forms to receive assistance and he didn't get the notification and it's too late to fight it,
or a man had a cheating wife and she had a child by her lover.
I believe this is wrong and should be ended. It is unjust to force someone to pay for a child that isn't theirs unless they were in the know to begin with and a legal adoption took place.
To that end I believe a negative DNA test should be enough to end any child support obligation and that all paid funds should be returned by the fraudulent mother.
As for monetary support of the child that would then be upon the mother to either support the child herself or take the biological father to court to enforce his responsibility.
This came up in a group conversation and I was told it was wrong and cruel to women but the other party could not elaborate on how or why. I'm looking for the other side of this coin.
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