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Court uses Facebook to serve paternity test order

Filed under: Child Support — Scrap_The_CSA @ 7:54 am Fri 4th June 2010

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





  1. 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.

    Comment by Dave — Mon 7th June 2010 @ 4:56 pm

  2. 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.

    Comment by Dave — Mon 7th June 2010 @ 5:00 pm

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