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November 2011 Archives

Unusual paternity case arises from child support lawsuit

In a rather unusual child support case, a 36-year-old father is suing a fertility clinic claiming that he did not give consent for his now ex-girlfriend to use his sperm for the purpose of in vitro fertilization. And while there are certainly some questions that the clinic and mother will have to answer, the entire lawsuit does highlight the role that paternity plays in a child support case.

Paternity tests on the rise

Since teen pop star Justin Bieber was alleged to be the father of a young woman's baby, paternity has been a hot topic. However, paternity disputes are not just for celebrities. There were approximately 500,000 paternity tests performed in the U.S. last year. This week, the largest DNA testing company in the U.S. reported that they have experienced an increase in paternity inquiries recently.

Divorce does not have to be devastating for Missouri children

Contrary to popular belief, Missouri children with divorced parents do not necessarily have lingering psychological damage. However, how parents address and deal with the divorce, can really affect their children's overall feelings of stress and bad memories related to the split.

New twist to social media in divorce proceedings

In the past we've discussed the role of Facebook in divorce. In fact, even the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported seeing an increase in the use of evidence gathered from social media sites being used in divorce proceedings. However, a recent judge's ruling has the potential to play a rather large role in future rulings in Missouri and throughout the country when it comes to social media sites and divorce.

Missouri parents bringing up obesity in child custody cases

Over the past several years childhood obesity has been on the rise. And as the concerns surrounding issues like poor self-image and health issues are often topics talked about, it turns out that an increasing number of parents are also using obesity against each other in child custody battles.

NBA player Kris Humphries left by wife after 72 days of marriage

After just 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from NBA player husband Kris Humphries. She claims that even though the marriage was short, her reasons for marrying in the first place were legitimate. However, after less than three months of marriage she realized the relationship was just not going to work out.

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