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Jan 24, 2018

She lied about being on the pill, and now she's pregnant. Do you still have to pay child support?

By Laurie H. Pawlitza
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Special to the National Post

“She said she was on the pill.”

That refrain is often heard by family lawyers from male clients who have been served with an application for child support. Variations include, “She told me she couldn’t get pregnant” and “It wasn’t my idea — before I knew it, she was all over me.”

Each province and territory has legislation in place that requires the parents of a child to pay child support, no matter how conception occurred.

This article was published in the National Post and the Montreal Gazette. To read the full article, please click here