Family Responsibility Office

Deadbeat Web site planned

Toronto Star, by RICHARD BRENNAN, QUEEN'S PARK BUREAU, December 5, 2003

Mug shots of deadbeat parents will be posted on a government Web site to locate those who have ignored court-ordered child support, Premier Dalton McGuinty said yesterday.

The provincial auditor's report yesterday criticized the government's handling of the Family Responsibility Office (FRO), which is charged with seeing that former spouses and their children get the money they are owed.

"(The government) is going to post the name and pictures of those we can't locate ... as they have done in Alberta, so we can help track them down, and we've also made a commitment to suspend (driver's) licences for those we have contacted ... (who) still refuse to make their payments," McGuinty said.

The Liberals say the office, which is $1.3 billion in arrears, was virtually ignored by the former Conservative government for more than eight years and will now require special attention.

About 23,000 women and children are on welfare because they either can't get their former spouses to pay up or they haven't been able to get the FRO to act on their cases.

Acting provincial auditor Jim McCarter said the computer system is badly outdated and 90 per cent of calls from outside the Greater Toronto Area are not answered. Social Services Minister Sandra Pupatello said she was appalled to hear that so many telephone calls from women desperate to get their money are not even being answered.

"We have created a SWAT team (to help with the calls) ... and we have improved the Web site so people can access more information. We are improving the voice interactive line so that people can get more information on their own and not get caught up in all that bureaucracy," she said.

Paternity Fraud
UK National Survey

Paternity fraud survey statistics

Scotland's National Newspaper

96% of women are liars, honest

5,000 women polled

Half the women said that if they became pregnant by another man but wanted to stay with their partner, they would lie about the baby's real father.

Forty-two per cent would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, no matter the wishes of their partner.

Paternity Fraud

Sunday Times

DNA: Why the truth can hurt

The Sunday Times
March 27, 2005

IT sounded too good to be true and it was.

The fairytale that saw Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott reunited with the son he thought he had given up for adoption 27 years ago, ABC sound-recordist Daniel O'Connor, ended this week when DNA tests confirmed another man had fathered Mr O'Connor.

The revelations were devastating for all involved, not least Mr O'Connor.

Still reeling from the emotional reunion with his mother, Kathy Donnelly, and Mr Abbott a few months ago, a simple test of truth has thrown the trio into disarray a situation familiar to thousands of other Australians.

Paternity testing in Australia is a burgeoning industry.

The simplicity of the test cells are collected from a mouth swab grossly underestimates the seriousness of the situation.

Paternity Fraud - Civil Lawsuit
Unfaithful mother fined $120,170

Courier-Mail Newspaper

Unfaithful mother fined $120,170

From correspondents in Rio de Janeiro
Agence France-Presse

September 18, 2007

A BRAZILIAN woman has been ordered by the country's Supreme Court to pay a hefty fine to her husband for failing to mention that he was not the father of two of their children.

The Rio de Janeiro woman, whose identity was not disclosed, was ordered to pay her husband over $US100,000 ($120,170 Australian Dollars) for having hidden from him for almost two decades that the children in question were fathered by a lover, the court's offices said yesterday.

The husband also had sought damages from his wife's lover, the court said.

Paternity Fraud - Spain Supreme Court - Civil Damages

Daily Mail UK

Adulterous woman ordered to pay husband £177,000 in 'moral damages'

The Daily Mail, UK
18th February 2009

An adulterous Spanish woman who conceived three children with her lover has been ordered to pay £177,000 in 'moral damages' to her husband.

The cuckolded man had believed that the three children were his until a DNA test eventually proved they were fathered by another man.

The husband, who along with the other man cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the children's identities, suspected his second wife may have been unfaithful in 2001.

A Quote Worth Remembering

About The truth

"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed, Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Time magazine - Infidelity - It may be in our genes. Our Cheating Hearts

Infidelity--It may be in our genes. Our Cheating Hearts

Devotion and betrayal, marriage and divorce: how evolution shaped human love.