A father or a Dad

An Italian court has decided that a woman can use a fertilised egg to get pregnant.  This, notwithstanding the objections of her ex husband who claimed that he should have a role in the decision.     Except that this is Italy.  The ruling of the court is that the ex-husband will be the biological father and legally obliged to pay maintenance and child support until the age of 18, as well as all the other costs an absent father is obliged to make to his offspring.

It has the smell of revenge – and its a tall order to keep the child out the resulting rancour.

Given the verdict of the court, could an ex-husband force his ex-wife to go through IVF and have his child if he wanted, and I suppose future divorce settlements including the destruction of any frozen eggs.


Author: rammers