British Court awards devoted father £25K for bereavement after being tricked into believing children were his own

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Richard and Helen Rodwell at King’s Lynn Register Office in June 1990.

Paternity fraud – England – Cambridgeshire – Peterborough – compensation – DNA tests Richard Rodwell, 46, from Peterborough who discovered that the son and daughter he raised into their teenage years were not his has been awarded £25,000 in damages after suing his ex-wife for deceit. His solicitor, Roger Terrell, said: ‘The court treated it as akin to bereavement, awarding a similar sum to the one you would receive if your child died in an accident, which is £11,800.” On top of that he will receive compensation for costs of £25,000 and will get their marital home back, which is now for sale.

It was high time that a Court acknowledged the consequences and damages done by this kind of intentional deceit. Even if you argue that you can’t outweigh the loss of a child with money, justice has been done in this case, no doubt. And hopefully this verdict will “help” as many mothers as possible to speak out as early as possible…

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2 Responses to British Court awards devoted father £25K for bereavement after being tricked into believing children were his own

  1. juanpacolombia says:

    excelente, las pruebas de adn al nacer deberian ser obligatorias para los bebes recien nacidos…
    hay algun proyecto de ley en alemania que trate este tema?

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