Germany to make mothers disclose sex partners in child support cases

The German government said Monday that it wants to legally require women to disclose their sexual partners in order to identify their offspring's biological father in child support cases.

A draft law circulated by the Justice Ministry says that a mother should be required to disclose "who she slept with during the time of conception" if asked by a man who is paying child support.

There would only be exceptions to this law if there are "serious reasons," the draft legislation states without specifying further.

Men who successfully contest their paternity would be able to claim back child support payments for a period of two years, the document states.

The draft law is due for approval by the cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.

Last update: Mon, 29/08/2016 - 15:17

More from Europe

Bulldozers converge on charred remains of Calais migrant camp

Smoke rose over the remains of the charred migrant camp near the northern port city of Calais on Thursday, as most...

Putin: "stupid" to think Russia is preparing attack on NATO state

Russia is not preparing to attack a NATO member state, as that is "just unthinkable, stupid and unrealistic,"...

Germany denies custody to refugee who put his baby up for sale online

A man who offered his 40-day-old baby girl for sale on the internet has been denied custody of his daughter and will...

Italy seizes 77 million euros of cocaine from ship coming from Brazil

Some 385 kilogrammes of "very pure" cocaine, with a market value of 77 million euros (85 million dollars), were...

Report: Survivors tell Italian police 51 migrants missing at sea

Fifty-one migrants are missing in the Mediterranean Sea, people who were travelling with them told Italian police...