Child custody matters are emotional but a clear head must prevail
In our most recent blog post, we discussed how sperm donations could impact child custody matters. That is only one of the factors that can be a part of child custody decisions. If you are facing a child custody case for any reason, you should know your rights and responsibilities.
Thinking of sperm donors, it is possible that some of them thought that they were protected from child custody and child support matters because they only provided the sperm. If they didn’t take steps to ensure that they wouldn’t be responsible for child support, they might find that they are fighting a child support case. We know that this is the last thing you want if you donated sperm, but it is sometimes what happens.
Even if you did naturally have a child, you might be surprised to find out that child custody and child support can become a part of your life even if you don’t want contact with the child. Of course, the court can give you child custody orders, but you might not want to follow the order. You might not want to get your child. It is unlikely that you would face any legal repercussions because of that; however, you would face legal ramifications if you only decided not to pay the child support you are ordered to pay.
Issues that are related to child custody and support are often emotional issues. We can look at the case without the emotional involvement and give you our opinion of what options you have. We should get this done as early in the case as possible.
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