Many men welcome new children into their lives each year, certain that they are the fathers of these children. Unfortunately, this is not always true. An untold number of mothers lie about the paternity of their children each year, baiting a man to help support the child even though it is not his.
This action of misleading a man into believing he is a child’s father is known as paternity fraud. If you think you may be the victim of paternity fraud, contact the Fort Lauderdale paternity lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-580-8080 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
How and Why Fraud Occurs
Usually, fraud occurs when a woman tells a man that she knows is not the father of her child that he is the father of her child. Typically, a woman’s motivation for doing this is financial, as children are large financial burdens, and having an extra income to help support them relieves some of this burden.
Though a woman may be acting in the best interests of her child, misleading a man into believing he is the father of a child is unacceptable. Many men lose untold amounts of money and time supporting and raising children that are not their own.
The Fort Lauderdale paternity attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. may be able to help you if you have been the victim of paternity fraud. Contact our office today at 954-580-8080 for more information.