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April 2012 Archives

Should a sperm donor owe child support? One court says no

An unusual child support case that may grab the interest of Massachusetts readers has attracted widespread attention. The child support matter concerns the responsibilities that a sperm donor may or may not have in relation to the children who are produced using his sperm. The case arose after a man was sued for child support by the woman who used his sperm for in-vitro fertilization.

How to keep the peace during Massachusetts child custody disputes

In a child custody matter, a family law judge in Massachusetts takes into account several factors, including the child's relationship to each parent as well as the parent's ability to raise the child. The judge will then weigh and balance these factors before coming to a conclusion about what is in the child's best interest. To help tip the balance in one's favor, though, it is important to maintain good behavior both in and out of the courtroom while a child custody matter is ongoing.

Child custody turmoil looms for Heidi Klum and Seal

Quite understandably, when a couple with children decides to divorce, the issues relating to child custody can become very difficult to sort through. Even in marriage, parents may often disagree about how the children should be raised, and these disagreements can be heightened during a divorce. When it comes to child custody, easy answers can be rare.

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