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Pay relief

Paternity test frees man of further child support

todays courtAfter paying over $35,000 in maintenance for a child over an eight-year period, a retiree today discovered that he was not the father.

And he will be trying to get his money back.

The discovery was made today in court when, during the hearing of a family matter, the results of a requested paternity test came back negative.

Barbados TODAY understands that the presumed father, who recently retired, had been having his salary garnished by the court bimonthly.

That ceased after the man’s retirement last year and the mother returned to court for the maintenance order to be enforced.

It was at that point that the man requested a paternity test.

He had also discovered that the child no longer lived with her mother, and when he visited the Child Care Board to discuss the situation and the denial of his access to the child, he learned that the woman had presented another man to the board as the father.

Additionally, he found out that the little girl had been in a Government-run institution for the past two years.

That was confirmed in testimony from the Child Care Board.

While the unemployed woman had continued collecting maintenance from the court, she had not made any financial contribution towards the child during the time she was institutionalized.

With the paternity test results now in, the man is no longer obligated to make the child support payments. Expressing frustration at the situation, he said he would be seeking to recover the money he had paid over the years.

15 Responses to Pay relief

  1. Wayne Sealy
    Wayne Sealy January 30, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    One in five men this happening to in Barbados

    • Mark Wrd
      Mark Wrd January 30, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      I think 4 out of five would be correct . If women where honest they would admit they have no idea who the real father is most of the time . Hotep.

  2. Pamela Parris
    Pamela Parris January 30, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    That is ridiculous, she want institutionalizing herself, she should also be made to pay back double what he paid because they always order half payment of everything from the man….so her half n his half will make her pay double. Indifferent woman

  3. Cinderella Richards
    Cinderella Richards January 31, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Woman disgusting. What is going to happen to the child. Clearly the child needs help.

  4. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis January 31, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I hope government bill her for the two years as well the child was institution

  5. Cinderella Richards
    Cinderella Richards January 31, 2015 at 1:23 am

    The child needs a mother for sure. Every one that bears the title clearly isn’t.

  6. Juanita Belgrave
    Juanita Belgrave January 31, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Why did it take so long to have a paternity test?Saying the child is John Browne child should not be the only proof in this day n age make the paternity mandatory but find a way to reduce the cost from what it is now or free

  7. Ike Turner
    Ike Turner January 31, 2015 at 2:14 am

    The law for the women, all a. Woman got to do is run to the police yea ding dong got child money and them gone.

  8. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley January 31, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Jacket but NO pants. you are not the only one son….these women are ridiculous… dada.

  9. Alva Holdipp-Hope
    Alva Holdipp-Hope January 31, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Another one…..make the test mandatory…now you see why All women does get labelled as one bunch o frauds..if yuh int know support yuh child yuh self.

  10. Tony Waterman January 31, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    @Juanita Belgrave!!! you are so right, that was suggested Long ago, but the wheels of Anything rolls slow in Barbados. the Mother should have to swear an affadavit that “”Joe Blow” is the Father of her Child, but before going after “Joe” on that alone a Paternity test should then be Mandatory, with the Mother Paying for the test if she is found to be Lying, and likewise for the Father if he is found to be Lying about not being the father, if the test proves otherwise. with these cost hanging over prospective Lyers, i will bet that these incidents will decrease considerably.
    The biggest hindrance to something like this, is the LACK of Willpower by the POWERS that be.

  11. Veronica January 31, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    AND, if she can’t pay, she should be jailed – same as the men!!!

  12. Maxine Hutchinson February 1, 2015 at 11:26 am

    All of the recommendations are not so necessary. Our women must first respect themselves and not mess around with more than one man at a time.

    We have to remember that our bodies are the temple of the Christ within us. What many of us do not know is that every man with whom you lie, you get up with his “residue” on you and then you take it into another relationship. You wonder afterwards why your successive relationships go not last as long as a snowcone.

    Why do you think Jesus was able to tell the woman at the well about her number of “husbands”? He saw the spiritual residue of them on her.

  13. Patricia Bowen February 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Maxine. You are oh so right. Every time an individual moves on to another relationship and there is no cleansing of the previous one by the blood of Jesus, or blessing for the new one, there is spiritual residue that is carried forward into other lives relationships and homes. Satanic forces are always seeking homes to reside in and the bodies are easy access from whence their evil deeds can be performed and transferred. Be careful where you park your car or whose garage you park it in. The previous owners may have a dark history and it may haunt you in time. Learn from the man in this story.
    God is always right. Let us learn from our mistakes and with his help we will make the right choices.

  14. Walter Prescod February 2, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Men always ask for a paternity test, you never know it’s mutch cheaper.


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