Man can be forced to paternity test

By judgment 5A_590/2016 of 12 October 2017 , the Federal Supreme Court confirmed last year's decision that a putative father could be forced to give a DNA sample. The earlier case revolved around a man who doubted that he was the father of a prostitute's child and therefore refused to take a paternity test. [...]

2019-02-14T17:06:13+01:002. January, 2018|Current, Family law|

New maintenance law – early experiences

A new maintenance law has been in force in Switzerland since 1 January 2017. The revised law (ZGB) is intended to put children of unmarried parents on an equal footing with those of married parents. Maintenance is owed to the child and is divided into cash and childcare maintenance. Cash maintenance is based on [...]

2019-02-02T15:39:56+01:005. June, 2017|Current, Family law|