Fathers should have more time to reject paternity

The Justice Ministry is working on an amendment to the law which would allow fathers to reject paternity of a child born in wedlock up until the age of six. The present law only gives them six months to file a suit. It is estimated that between 4 and 10 percent of all children born in wedlock have different biological fathers than assumed. The law is being amended in the wake of a case in which a man filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court after learning that he was not the biological father of his child a few years after his right to reject paternity had expired.