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A hypothetical - pregnant prostitute

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  Quote mnate9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: A hypothetical - pregnant prostitute
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I present this scenario purely out of curiosity.

If a man had impregnated a prostitute - who went on to have the baby, what powers, rights or defences would the man have for not paying child support, or for putting the child up for adoption?

Surely it is implied that a prostitute would take appropriate actions to prevent and even abort pregnancies which may occur as a result of the consumer transaction?

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  Quote MickOne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/September/2011 at 20:56
Escape child support liability based on breach of contract? Hmm, I think not.

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  Quote mnate9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/September/2011 at 20:59
Originally posted by MickOne

Escape child support liability based on breach of contract? Hmm, I think not.


Couldn't it be argued that neither party can provide appropriate care for the child, and it should therefore be put up for adoption?

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/September/2011 at 17:34
Be aware that child support is for the benefit of the child, who will be entitled to the same rights as any other child, regardless of parentage and circumstances surrounding conception.
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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/September/2011 at 21:17
This I seem to recall from some news item, has actually occured. And yes, the fella had to pay child support. He should have paid a bit extra to use a non-reproductive, digestive tract.

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  Quote felicity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/September/2011 at 22:00
any woman regardless of her occupation has the right to continue a pregnancy no matter the circumstances of conception and if the father can be identified he is liable to pay child support to the carer of that child.. example a woman that is raped has the sole decision to continue or terminate the pregnancy, no one else can make that decision for her and if she is able to identify her attacker i believe that man would not only face criminal charges but also be liable to pay child support?
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  Quote tasdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/September/2011 at 22:14
If paternity is proven then one would expect him to be liable. Just because it was a "fling" with a prostitute, doesn't remove his responsibility.

A lesson to all who use prostitutes . . . . . double glove people - double glove :-)

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/September/2011 at 16:46
I'm somewhat surprised that brothels do not make users sign contract indemnifying the brothel and hooker. Or perhaps they do?

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  Quote tasdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/September/2011 at 20:38
Maybe users should have the brothel and prostitute signa contract to indemnify them from any action or responsibility if the liaison results in an offspring . . . . .

Actually, shouldn't the relevant prostitute or brothel have worker compensation. Maybe "insurance" so that they are protected? Hmmmmm.

Edited by tasdad - 13/September/2011 at 20:39

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  Quote felicity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/September/2011 at 21:39
i wonder if a woman went to a male prostitute for sex and fell pregnant and she kept the baby would the prostitute have to pay child support? or if man was raped and the attack resulted in pregnancy would the victim have to pay child support?
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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/September/2011 at 21:45
Read my post above, the circumstances are irrelevant, all children, regardless of of the circumstances surrounding their birth are entitled to support from both of their parents.
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  Quote felicity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/September/2011 at 21:52
i thought a parent that was a victim might be exempt?
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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/September/2011 at 21:56
The rights are those of the child, nothing to do with victims.
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  Quote QuoVadis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/September/2011 at 19:31
The child has rights to know both parents... child support, yes. I think I threw my family law assignments out what seems like forty years ago... probably not much help though now I suspect.
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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/September/2011 at 23:46
To be honest - I find the whole idea of "contracted intercourse" to be ugly and demeaning to both parties. I cannot believe Sydney council has allowed a huge brothel to be expanded further.

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  Quote jaazzz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/September/2011 at 00:00


Oldest profession in the world they say. Can't see a future where certain women aren't willing to put out for money & plenty of blokes willing to take up the offer. If it's going to be around, regulate it & police it I say.

As for the topic of this thread. No doubt about it, if a guy can be ID'd he can look forward to paying child support should the lady pursue it. If there's any lesson, I guess it's don't go there, but if you do, don't pay by credit card

especially if your a union official with a bright future
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