Men are losing their families

Maxine Frith - The Sun- Herald

Steven Gillespie was overjoyed when his girlfriend of several months told him  she was pregnant. Picture: An awful realisation … Steven Gillespie had his daughter’s name tattooed on his chest, only to find out he wasn’t her biological father. They moved in together and he was present at the birth of their daughter – his  […]

Dads turning to DNA to resolve child support disputes

Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( ABC), Reporter: Nicola Fell,

MARK COLVIN: Surveys differ wildly on the percentage of men who falsely believe they’re the father of a child.
A UK study put it at 30 per cent. Melbourne’s Swinburne University said it was just one per cent.
But what’s clear is that with DNA testing becoming more accessible, paternity is also getting easier to identify.
And the recent reform of child support laws has also empowered men. In fact there’s been a spate of cases where women have been forced to pay back child support to men they wrongly identified as the father.