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Legal Tip 33: Fathered a child overseas?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Terry_w, 21st Jul, 2015.

  1. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Fathered a child overseas?

    Some Australian men while traveling overseas impregnate the local women and then do a runner - either intentionally or unintentionally.

    A parent can be required to pay child support where that parent is in Australia and the child and its other parent are overseas.


    Australia has reciprocal agreements with a large number of countries.

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus...jurisdictions-and-residency-for-child-support


    In any event, the child would also be entitled to your estate in full or in part should you die with a will or without a will. Evidence may be an issue though, but these days DNA tests are becoming cheaper and more common.

    Legal Tip - wear a condom!
     
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  2. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    I know of one instance where as the deceased died intestate but was born overseas, huge expense was made searching in his country of birth and all other countries visited to find any offspring.

    Legitimate adult children weren't impressed.