Category Archives: Paternity

Who’s the Father?

As a rule, courts impose biological paternity on a man who has no biological ties to the child when he presents himself to the world as the father of a child. The purpose of this action is to enforce support … Continue reading

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Paternity by Estoppel

Shondel J. v. Mark D., a New York Court of Appeals case, reaffirmed the applicability of paternity by estoppel in the case of a young man who mistakenly represented himself as a child’s father and who was prevented from subsequently … Continue reading

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Sperm Donor on the Hook for Child Support

The case of Kansas sperm donor William Marotta raises some questions about the obligations of a man who wanted to help but did not want to parent. And the case could have implications for same-sex marriages where couples turn to … Continue reading

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