New Child Support Laws for Paternity Fraud

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Friday June 1, 2012 the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a mother who knowingly false identifies the father of her child can be sued for fraud.  She may even be forced to pay back any child support she has received.

It was a difficult decision for officials because just like child custody cases, these cases can be very messy and embarrassing for all parties involved.  Illinois already has this law in place.  Judges believe recovering money for fraud victims outweighs the possible harm it may cause.  Iowa officials are hoping these types of cases will deter mothers from lying to start with.

DNA paternity testing can help paternity fraud victims fight their case.  If you think you or someone you know is a victim to paternity fraud, call 800-535-5198 and speak with a DNA specialist.  Test Me DNA is here to help.


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Patricia Carr, FNP began her career in 1989 after completing her Registered Nurse degree. She later went on to graduate in 2001 with a degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. She is affiliated with multiple medical facilities including HSHS Greenville Regional Hospital, SSM Health St. Mary's / Good Samaritan Hospitals while regularly collaborating with other doctors and laboratories. Patricia is a founding member of Test Me DNA and currently sits on the board of directors which has overseen more than 50,000 DNA tests.
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