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Australian High Court Approves Paternity Fraud, but With a Twist

March 1, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

This is not a new case. It was decided by the Australian High Court in 2006, but more recent revelations have made it even more outrageous than it was when it was first decided.

The case is one of paternity fraud. It involved Liam Magill and his wife, Meredith. They were married in 1988, separated in 1992 and were divorced in 1998. Between 1988 and 1992, Meredith Magill gave birth to three children all of whom Liam assumed to be his and whom he supported. He continued to do so after the couple separated and after they divorced. His child support obligations at times reduced his net earnings to $130 per week. In 2000, Liam collected tissue samples from each of the children and had them tested by a DNA testing laboratory. The results indicated that two of the three children had been fathered by a family “friend,” Derek John Rowe.


British Judge to Ex-Wife of Horse Doctor: ‘Get a Job’

February 27, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Hard on the heels of Anne Dias-Griffin demanding that her ex pay her $1 million per month in either spousal support or child support depending on when you ask her, comes this article (Daily Mail, 2/23/15). American judges could learn a thing or two from the two British judges who ruled in the case. Specifically, they could memorize the words “Get a job.”

It seems that Ian Wright and Tracey Wright were married for a time and have a couple of kids. Its being the U.K., of course she has custody of the children and he pays her child and spousal maintenance. That turned out to be a very, very good deal for her because he’s a top-flight veterinarian whose specialty is surgery on racehorses. That means his clients are wealthy enough to own racehorses and have them operated on when the need arises. Good work if you can get it.

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