DadsDivorce Live: Robert Franklin on Paternity Fraud

DadsDivorce Live host Rick Ortiz talks with Robert Franklin, managing editor of, about paternity fraud and solutions to this growing problem.

Franklin is advocating for mandatory DNA testing at all births to help combat paternity fraud. Using data from the Bureau of Vital Statistics and some assumptions, he estimates in the United States alone between 280,000 to 410,000 children are born to men who think they’re the father but aren’t.

Franklin has practiced law in Texas for 29 years and is an active fathers’ rights advocate whose work can also be found on


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One comment on “DadsDivorce Live: Robert Franklin on Paternity Fraud

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    Thank you for this Article. Fathers’ right to be a meaningful part of their childrens’ lives, have been eroded to the point of non-existence. My research suggests that this is a phenomenon consistent throughout the industrialized nations. Children who are alienated from their fathers are more likely later in life to have emotional/behavioral problems, suffer from depression, drop out of school, fail in their jobs, and suffer from other social problems. I invite you to visit my site devoted to raising awareness on this growing problem:

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