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The LIV calls for amendments to the Status of Children Act

The LIV calls for amendments to the Status of Children Act

By Succession Law Committee

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Proposed amendments to the Status of Children Act 1974 (Vic)

The LIV recommends that the Status of Children Act 1974 (Vic) be amended to provide for DNA parentage testing, to achieve greater uniformity in line with other state and Commonwealth laws.  
 
The LIV refers to difficulties arising where there is no clear admission of parentage in the distribution of estates. The submission also examines how DNA testing may be useful in conclusively disproving or validating a parent-child relationship, in dealing with claims under the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic).0

Read the full submission here.

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