U.K.: £250,000 for Paternity Fraud

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January 27, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In Great Britain, a court has ordered a woman to pay a man £250,000 for paternity fraud (The Sun, 1/6/19).  That’s great news, right?  After all, paternity fraud is illegal precisely nowhere.  In about five states in the U.S. there can be very limited financial consequences for lying about paternity, but a court’s awarding a defrauded man damages is all but unheard of.  But alas, the reality of the British case is far less encouraging than we might have wished.

It seems Richard and Kate Mason were married for over 20 years and had three sons including younger twins.  They divorced in 2006 and, pursuant to the financial settlement, the co-founder of the internet comparison site, MoneySupermarket.com, forked over a hefty £4 milllion.  The two went their separate ways.

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