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Fri 4th June 2010

Court uses Facebook to serve paternity test order

Filed under: Child Support — Scrap_The_CSA @ 7:54 am

In a case which highlights the difficulties of keeping a low profile when you have a Facebook account, a court has ordered that the social networking site be used to serve legal documents on an elusive father in a child support dispute.

Sydney Morning Herald: Court uses Facebook to serve paternity test order

Interesting!

Regards

Scrap

2 Responses to “Court uses Facebook to serve paternity test order”

  1. Dave says:

    This seems to me to undermine the rationale of serving someone papers. Surely the concept of serving someone means that you are able to confirm that they received it.

    I don’t know perhaps this person updated their face book site 20 times a day and they were also served in other ways. Somehow though this seems unlikely given the other information we were given.

  2. Dave says:

    I guess of more importance is that I find it interesting that the caught ordered a paternity test when they were after child support. That is it ordered a man to have a DNA test and the result placed in a government file. So then do tell – why not mandatory paternity test for every child? I am yet to hear of a valid reason against mandatory paternity testing at birth.

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