“it will not be in your best interest, >>> for you to bring this matter to the fore at this stage.”
A married woman is preggers and doesn’t know if her husband or some bloke at the office is the father. “Dear Christine” in The Nation advises the woman to keep her yob shut because it is not in her best interest to tell her husband.
It’s called PATERNITY FRAUD and women do it to men all the time. Once the man starts paying for the child it is usually too late to reverse the responsibility even if the man was tricked into believing it was his child.
Paternity Fraud has been called ‘The Perfect Crime‘
Do you love your wife? Good. Is she having a baby? Good.
At the first opportunity make sure you quietly take a DNA swab when no one is looking and send it away for testing to see if the child is really yours. Better to know right away for a whole lot of reasons.
Just do it.
Wikipedia: Paternity Fraud
Daily Mail: Another paternity fraud victim reveals how he was deceived.
How many times have you heard, “That little chile doesn’t look like [ insert man’s name here ]”?
Women have been playing the same tricks since this world was born. Men have their tricks too, but only the women have the ability to pull the cruel trick of deceiving the world about who fathered a child. It is also true sometimes the women don’t know who the real father is.
Are You My Daddy? Maybe Not!
Enter DNA. Every few months in the world press you see a story of some poor sucker who has been paying child support for a dozen years and has just discovered that the child is not his. Story usually goes on with some court ordering him to continue to pay child support. Around the world the system is incredibly weighted again men and it is no different in Barbados.
The Men’s Educational Support Association is calling for a change in Barbados maintenance act and paternity rules. Our friends at Bajan Dream Diary have posted an excellent article by Kathy LaHay. A must read for any man who has ever looked at “his” child and wondered.
Bajan Dream Diary: Are Barbados’ child support and paternity laws skewed against men?