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JGM, Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor. Partner in own firm.
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I've found out after 24 years that the child I believed to

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I've found out after 24 years that the child I believed to be my boy was probably fathered by a friend all these years ago. my ex wife ended our marriage 14 years ago and I brought up the child alone .... my ex and the guy are relatively rich can I get compensation? My ex and me live in Scotland the guy lives in England
Thank you for your question.
Do you believe that your wife know that you weren't the father?
Have you had a DNA test done?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No DNA tests but blood group suggests I'm not the dad and a growing collection of circumstantial evidence .... I'm now finding out she had a number of extra-marital relationships while we were married .... so answering your first question yes I'm sure she does know that I'm not the father and decided to lie.

If that is the case and you can prove it on a balance of probabilities, then you would have a right of action in damages against your ex wife.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What sort of damages do recon .... both parties are worth about a million including their property. I'm comfortably retired but would like to hit hard :) would this involve a court case?

You will have to quantify the claim. The reasonably estimated costs you have incurred in relation to the "child".
Your solicitor would intimate a claim by letter in the first instance and then any court action would follow if no agreed settlement could be reached.
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