Madam Justice Katherine van Rensburg of Ontario Superior Court does not appear to believe that being an actual parent to have to pay child support. Pasqualino Cornelio began paying child support for the twins after separating from Anciolina Cornelio, but later demanded DNA testing. It found that he was not the father of the twins, now 16. That does not matter, ruled Madam van Rensburg. He must continue to pay.
The husband argued that Anciolina never revealed the deception in their 2002 agreement. However, the judge noted that “Cornelio denies knowledge of who the twins’ biological father might be. In fact, she claims to have no memory of an extramarital affair preceding their birth, which she attributes to the medication she was taking at the time.”
The court insisted that whether or not he was the father — his long (and mistaken) relationship to the girls was sufficient to require him to continue to pay support.
This is not the only such ruling of a non-parent forced to pay child support, here.
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