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  • Lawyer: LI Sperm Donor May Have to Pay Child Support

    12/02/2007 1:42:56 PM PST · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 207+ views
    1010wins ^ | Saturday, 01 December 2007 8:34AM
    WESTBURY, LI (1010 WINS) -- A sperm donor may have to pay child support after the mother's lawyer argued that the man has sent birthday cards and otherwise acted like a father to the teenage child, the donor's lawyer said. A Nassau County Family Court judge recently blocked the man from seeking a paternity test. The man's lawyer, Deborah Kelly, says the Nov. 16 ruling sets the stage for a magistrate to determine how much her client may owe in support. The parties in the case are listed anonymously. The man, a doctor, donated sperm to a hospital resident and...
  • Court says sperm donor liable for child support (moron donor alert)

    12/01/2007 2:01:29 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 61 replies · 868+ views
    Newsday ^ | Saturday, December 1, 2007 | By Sophia Chang
    Court says sperm donor liable for child support BY SOPHIA CHANG December 1, 2007 A Nassau County man who said he donated sperm to a female co-worker as a friendly gesture -- and then sent presents and cards to the child over the years -- is legally considered the father and may have to pay child support for the college-bound teenager, according to a judge's ruling. Still, he took the unusual step of allowing his name to appear on the child's birth certificate because he thought it was in the child's "best interests that he would have an identity...
  • OUR OPINION: Nation's children being harmed by unmarried adults

    11/25/2007 7:45:05 AM PST · by madprof98 · 61 replies · 376+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/25/07 | Jim Wooten
    Former professional basketball player Jason Caffey had two children with his wife, and at least six other children with women in metro Atlanta, Alabama, Louisiana and Illinois. Professional football player Travis Henry, a Denver Broncos running back with a $25 million contract, has nine children by nine women in four Southern states, including a Lithonia boy fathered out of wedlock three years ago. Caffey, who earned as much as $5 million a season in a 10-year NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks, filed for bankruptcy in Alabama in August. His wife, who lives in...
  • 20 Years in Prison for Failing to Pay Child Support?

    11/13/2007 11:10:10 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 8 replies · 161+ views ^ | 11-12-07 | Glenn Sacks
    The article below is illustrative of the problems with the child support system in many ways:1) I've often made the point that when we jail or threaten to jail child support debtors and they pay money to stay out of jail, this money often is not theirs but instead money they've borrowed from their family and friends. Yet inevitably whatever chest-thumping/publicity-seeking DA who's behind the latest crackdown will tell you, "See? The deadbeats have the money and the threat of jail makes them pay!"In this article, a judge is admitting that threatening to jail people means they borrow money from...
  • From'Be a Man...Don't Ask for Spousal Support'

    10/23/2007 9:40:36 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 8 replies · 90+ views ^ | 10-23-07 | Glenn Sacks
    "You've never heard complaints about paying child support until it's a woman who has to pay it."--Seattle Family Law Attorney Lisa Scott "The only way to abolish alimony is to make women pay it."--Tom Leykis, nationally-syndicated talk show host.When men work hard to support their families, they're often accused of victimizing their poor wives who have to stay at home, chained to their children. The National Organization for Women and other feminist groups often argue that these men don't deserve joint custody after divorce because they "never took primary responsibility for raising their kids while they were married." When divorce...
  • Finances driving Williams' comeback bid

    10/10/2007 11:57:05 AM PDT · by Combat Override Button · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | October 9, 2007 | Jason Cole
    Williams, serving a suspension since the start of the 2006 NFL season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, is not subject to a reduction in financial responsibility as a result of self-induced changes in income or job status, according to Florida law.
  • Passport Rules Unfair to Child Support Debtors

    09/13/2007 11:24:54 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 3 replies · 194+ views ^ | 9/13/07 | Glenn Sacks
    My new co-authored column, Passport Rules Unfair to Child Support Debtors (San Antonio Express-News, 9/8/07), criticizes the new child support/passport rules which are so overwhelmingly popular among the editorial boards of our nation's newspapers. The column is a response to the Express-News' recent editorial “Federal law catching up with deadbeat parents” (8/23/07). I commend the paper for its willingness to publish such criticism. Passport Rules Unfair to Child Support Debtors By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks San Antonio Express-News (9/8/07) The San Antonio Express-News' recent editorial “Federal law catching up with deadbeat parents” (8/23/07) presents a one-sided view of...
  • Local Child Support Case Could Lead to Major Changes (Not His Biological Child)

    09/12/2007 8:16:16 AM PDT · by RabidBartender · 139 replies · 2,021+ views
    St. Joseph News-Press (Missouri) ^ | 9/12/07 | Aaron Bailey
    David Salazar was jailed for not paying child support - for a girl that isn't his biological daughter. The Missouri Supreme Court heard Mr. Salazar's case Tuesday, and its decision could have sweeping impact on child support cases throughout the state. Mr. Salazar, a former Buchanan County resident, was found guilty and jailed for 28 days for failing to pay child support for a 5-year-old girl whom no one argues is his biological daughter. Even the girl's mother, Shannon McClure, says Mr. Salazar isn't the father. But under current Missouri statute none of that matters. If a man is married...
  • Presidential Candidates' Views on Fathers' Issues, Child Support (Part I)

    08/21/2007 10:11:36 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 4 replies · 137+ views ^ | 8/21/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Reflecting the weakness of the fatherhood movement, fathers' issues haven't been much of a part of the current presidential election yet. However, as I've reported on this blog, several candidates have made statements on fathers and child support, including Republican candidate John McCain and Democratic candidates Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Bill Richardson. Of the four, McCain, Edwards and Richardson have been negative or largely negative, while Obama has said some positive things as well as some negative things. Their statements are briefly encapsulated below. John McCainIn March, Republican presidential candidate John McCain was asked about fathers' concerns over family...
  • Denying Passports helps secure back child support

    08/15/2007 8:26:54 AM PDT · by RS · 85 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP via San Diego U/T ^ | 08/15/07 | AP
    Now that millions of additional travelers need passports to fly back from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and South America, collections under the Passport Denial Program are on pace to about double this year, federal officials told The Associated Press.
  • John Edwards Waves Stick at Dads, Pushes the '$4 for $1' Child Support Enforcement Myth

    07/19/2007 1:41:15 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 5 replies · 269+ views ^ | 7/19/07 | Glenn Sacks
    It's the lie that never dies--child support collects $4 for every $1 spent on enforcement, so enforcement efforts should be stepped up. The latest to push this is Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, as part of his new "Initiative to Strengthen Families" []. No, I'm not accusing him of being deceitful--he may well not know the truth about the issue. In my co-authored column "Federal Child Support Enforcement Cuts Will Hurt Bureaucrats, not Children" (Las Vegas Review-Journal & others, 12/17/05) [], I explained: "It is true that federal figures show that over $20 billion in child support is collected nationwide...
  • Duped 'dad' out of luck, court says;He can't recoup support

    07/18/2007 11:46:12 AM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 89 replies · 2,898+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | July 18, 2007 | MARGARET McHUGH
    A former Morris County man who learned 30 years after his son was born that the child was not his cannot recoup $110,000 spent in child support from the biological father, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The 7-0 decision overturned an appellate court ruling in 2005 and found there is no exception in the New Jersey Parentage Act to extend the deadline in a paternity case beyond the child's 23rd birthday. "The Legislature evidently knew what has been known since time immemorial -- that children would be born of adulterous relationships and that the true identity of the...
  • Court says child support law for unmarried parents is retroactive

    07/12/2007 9:06:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 1,398+ views
    Newsay ^ | July 9, 2007 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a law designed to give children of unwed parents the same rights as those born to married parents applies to all child support cases, even those decided before the statute took effect in 2004. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the decision will result in millions of dollars in additional support for children and is a victory for taxpayers, who often bear the burden for providing food, clothing and other necessities through welfare. The law extended the obligation of unmarried parents to pay court-ordered support for their children from when...
  • It's Time for Prince Fielder to Forgive Cecil Fielder, His Father

    07/10/2007 1:22:02 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 3 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 7/10/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Milwaukee Brewers star first baseman Prince Fielder, 23, will start in the All-Star game tonight, and is leading the National League in homeruns. There are inevitable comparisons between Prince Fielder and his father Cecil, who led the majors in RBI three seasons in a row for the Detroit Tigers during the 1990s. Both Fielders are/were fat, slow, power-hitting first basemen, and both were visibly close during Cecil's career. During Cecil's career with the Tigers, he was widely seen as a doting family man, and Prince was often with his father in the clubhouse or at batting practice. As Prince began...
  • Child-support suit challenges jail tactic

    07/06/2007 6:32:35 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 32 replies · 1,559+ views ^ | July 5, 2007 | Glenn Saks
    The war on so-called "deadbeat dads" is often really just a war on low-income men who are unable to pay the money the deeply-flawed child support system demands. Roughly 100,000 men are jailed each year for alleged nonpayment of child support. In many cases this amounts to debtors prison--men being jailed because they are unable to pay.MND article related to article in here for Tennessean article.
  • 50 Cent in Child Support Court Battle

    06/25/2007 10:00:51 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 6 replies · 293+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2007 | Associated Press
    The $25,000 a month in child support and household expenses that rapper 50 Cent pays to the mother of his 10-year-old son is not enough, says the boy's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins. The rapper is "worth tens and tens of millions of dollars," said her attorney, Raoul Felder. The parents of young Marquise Jackson are wrangling over the issue in family court in this Long Island community, where 50 Cent arrived Friday in an armored SUV equipped with a satellite dish. 50 Cent no longer needs to worry about the choice he famously expressed on a 2004 album _ "Get Rich...
  • California Law Enables Paternity Fraud

    06/25/2007 8:21:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 315+ views
    azconservative ^ | 23 June 2007 | John Semmens
    A California Court of Appeals ruled that Taron Grant James who was forced to make child support payments based on a paternity judgment later proven fraudulent is not entitled to reimbursement. James was named as father on the birth certificate of a child born to Tami Burton in 1992—even though he couldn’t have been the father since he was deployed in the Gulf War during the time of conception. Ultimately, with the assistance of California authorities, Burton was able to bilk James out of $12,000, damage his credit rating, and put him through years of legal hassles. Writing for the...
  • SoCal man won't get refund of support for child that isn't his

    06/22/2007 10:29:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 1,619+ views
    LOS ANGELES—A Torrance man cannot be reimbursed for thousands of dollars he was forced to pay to support a child he did not father, an appeals court ruled. State laws do not allow Taron James to demand repayment of the money he supplied before a DNA test confirmed that the child of a former girlfriend was someone else's, the state 2nd District Court of Appeal said in a ruling published Tuesday. James, 38, said he will appeal to the state Supreme Court. James said he has been in "financial hell" since the case began. "The fight is to keep this...
  • Court Denies Taron James, Victim of Paternity Fraud While Deployed in Iraq, Reimbursement of Money

    06/21/2007 10:14:45 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 685+ views ^ | 6/21/07 | Glenn Sacks
    The Taron James paternity fraud case is one of the most egregious examples of the abuses the child support enforcement system visits upon men. In my co-authored column Defrauded Veterans Have Mixed Emotions on Veterans Day (Daily Breeze [Los Angeles], 11/11/03)[], I wrote: "For Torrance photographer Taron James, a decorated veteran of Operation Northern Watch, Veterans Day always brings mixed emotions. "James enlisted in the Navy at age 20 in the days leading up to the first Persian Gulf War, and carried out hazardous reconnaissance missions behind Iraqi lines in the war's aftermath. "He earned four service medals and three...
  • New Column: Texas Frozen Embryo Case--In Defense of a Man's Right to Choose

    06/19/2007 2:08:04 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 12 replies · 445+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/19/07 | Glenn Sacks and Mike McCormick
    The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering the legal briefs in the highly publicized Roman v. Roman frozen embryo case, in which Augusta Roman seeks to implant the embryos created during her six-year marriage to Randy Roman. Randy Roman is trying to prevent this, and won a unanimous decision in the Texas First District Court of Appeal in February. Because this is a new, cutting-edge area of the law, and one which has received little judicial attention in Texas, it appears likely that the Texas Supreme Court will hear the case. Though Augusta Roman says she will raise the child...