He was suddenly told that he had a 10-year-old son and was also charged with paying 120000 yuan of maintenance fees for many years and future maintenance fees. Mr. Chen, who was hard to accept, asked for a paternity test.
The court held that children born out of wedlock enjoy the same rights as legitimate children, and parents have the obligation to raise and educate their children. In this case, although Mr. Chen did not know that there was a son, he still had the obligation to raise and educate him.
Finally, after mediation, Mr. Chen paid Ms. Ma 10000 yuan and promised to pay future maintenance fees. Although the matter was solved, Mr. Chen also learned a lesson from it. His wife divorced him and looked at his empty home. Mr. Chen was deeply regretful.