The Finnish man was ordered by the courtroom to pay little one assist as a result of his spouse cheated on one other man
The HELSINKI Court of Appeal has upheld the District Court’s ruling that a man has to pay child support for a child who is not biological from him and was the result of his wife’s cheating with another man.
The husband’s wife had given birth to her Child in 2014, but it wasn’t until two years later that he found out that he was not the birth father of the child. This led to the couple’s divorce and the man filed for the abolition of paternity, which was not granted.
The court argued that he applied for revocation of paternity a few months late. Under Finnish law, men have up to two years to seek the nullity of paternity of a child born in wedlock, which turns out to be biologically unrelated. The deadline could only be extended for important reasons.
The man had argued that the fact that he found out later and was shocked by the divorce and emotional distress of Revelation. The court did not consider these reasons significant enough.
The child’s mother later sued the man for alimony and the court ruled that he was required to pay the alimony and legal costs of the fraudulent woman who brought him to court.
The case sparked an uproar on social media, with many Finns finding the verdict unfair and some speaking on the need for a “We Too” movement in defense of men’s rights.