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Law 107 – The Theory Of Paternity Estoppel

Submitted by • November 30, 2018

Some jurisdictions recognize the theory of “paternity estoppel,” which states that a man cannot present himself to the world as the father of a child, and then change his mind at some later date in the event that he discovers in some way that he is in fact not the biological father of child. This is true even if DNA tests show that a man is not the parent of a child. Even then, some courts will hold liable a man for the upbringing of the child as if he were the biological father.What is the reasoning behind this theory?

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