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Deception and damages

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Paternity fraud is not something that comes up every day, thankfully. The discovery that, contrary to what you have always assumed, you are not biologically related to a child you have loved and raised as your own must be absolutely devastating. Aside from the emotional cost, there is also the rather more hard-headed consideration of having financially supported a child while under the impression of a biological link that was not there. Is there a remedy? A recent case suggests there could be, in the form of a claim for damages for deceit. In this case, the couple met in 1997…

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