Category Archives: Paternity

Paternity and the Three Parent Law

C.A. v. C.P. et al., involved litigation over the fairly new three parent law and whether it applies when there is a viable marriage . FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE PATERNITY CASE The child who born to a couple who were … Continue reading

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Child Support and Assisted Reproduction in California

In County of Orange v. Cole the court of appeal considered whether a sperm donor could qualify as a presumed father so that child support could be ordered. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE FINDING OF PARENTAGE A man’s sperm was used … Continue reading

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Paternity: Holding a Child Out as Your Own

Jason P. v. Danielle S. is an unusual parentage dispute that arose between a boyfriend and girlfriend after the boyfriend donated his sperm to impregnate his on-again, off-again girlfriend. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE PARENTAGE LEGAL ACTION The parents in this … Continue reading

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Parentage in Orange County

Although In re Donovan is a dependency action in juvenile court and not a paternity case, the legal standards can be applied to parentage cases. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE PARENTAGE STATUS The mother, Shannon, was married to Donovan when the … Continue reading

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Paternity with More than Two Parents

In re Alexander P is a custody dispute where the biological father, custodial father, and previous father all requested a determination of paternity and visitation rights. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE REQUEST FOR PATERNITY The minor child in this case was … Continue reading

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Paternity.

In Librers v. Black a non-biological father asked the court to give him parental rights. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE PATERNITY DISPUTE The parties were never married, but while they were together, the mother gave birth to a girl. Both … Continue reading

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