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You're STILL the Father!

T and C met in 1991, but they did not begin a sexual relationship until 2005. Prior to 2005, C had a vasectomy. Shortly after beginning their sexual relationship, T and C discussed having a child ...
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Sperm Donors and Presumed Father Status

M and J began a romantic relationship in 2002. M is a certified rolfer (a form of physical trainer) and J is a well-known actor. M wanted to be a mother, and J agreed to father a child with her. ...
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The Doctrine of Disentitlement

In June of 2015, a baby girl (Baby Girl) was born to M and her live-in boyfriend, CK. At the time of her birth, M tested positive for amphetamine. Sadly, Baby Girl tested positive for amphetamine as ...
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Only One Father for J

In 2010, Mother (M) was married to Father (F) when she conceived and subsequently gave birth to J. (a son, named after Father). However, during that time, M had an affair with D, and J’s ...
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Biology Doesn't Always Change Legal Father Status

Mother (known as “JB”) and Michael were married in 2011. They lived together until Michael, a U.S. soldier, was deployed to the Persian Gulf in August of 2013. In April of 2014, Michael ...
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A Standard to Establish Paternal Rights

KK and DN began dating in June of 2012. DN was unemployed with no permanent address. He stayed at friends’ homes, his grandmother’s house or even in KK’s car parked on the street. KK ...
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Paternity Issues in California

In California, paternity of a child is a legal issue in determining the rights and obligations of children and their legal fathers. When a man is married to the mother at the time of the child’s ...
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When the Act of Rape Continues

Contrary to the opinion of former United States Congressman Todd Aiken and others, women can and do get pregnant from being raped. In fact, an estimated 30,000 women become pregnant from rape every ...
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Establishing Paternity in California

In California, Section 7540 of the Family Code states that a child of a wife living with her husband at the time of conception (unless he is impotent or sterile) is considered to be the ...
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Cheap Divorce in California

In 1970, the California State Legislature revamped the entire divorce process. The system was changed from one of fault-finding of one or both of the parties, to a system of no-fault by either party. ...
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When Reconciliation Trumps Child Support

George Vargas and Allyson Helgestad never married but from 2005 to 2009, they lived together. During that time, they had two children. In October, 2009, they separated and Allyson filed a paternity ...
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Innocent Victim or Willing Participant?

Thirty-four-year-old Ricci Jones gave birth to a daughter on January 20, 1995. Nathaniel J, the child's father, was 15 years old at the time of conception. Ricci immediately filed for Aid to ...
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How is Paternity Established in California?

When paternity of a child needs to be established, time is of the essence. Paternity is generally not a matter to be dealt with if the parents of a child are married. In those cases the court will ...
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