29 August 2016
German Government on Monday said it would make it legally mandatory for women to disclose their sexual partners in order to identify children’s biological father in child-support cases.
A draft law circulated by the Justice Ministry said that a mother should be required to disclose “who she slept with during the time of conception” if asked by a man who was paying child-support.
“There would only be exceptions to this law if there are serious reasons.
“Men, who successfully contest their paternity would be able to claim back child-support payments for a period of two years,” the draft legislation states without specifying further.
The draft law is due for approval by the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.