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Sperm Donation: The Gift that Keeps on Giving?

Posted in Child Support, Paternity

 In the unpublished (non-precedential) trial court case of Rendon v. Ale, the Court determined that a biological father, who while married to another woman, donated sperm in order for another woman to be artificially inseminated was not insulated under the protections of the Artificial Insemination Statute. In Rendon, the parties, who were initially both married… Continue Reading

Appellate Division Upholds the Definition of Maternity in the Age of Reproductive Technology

Posted in Paternity

Typically, when people think of a parentage a dispute, it is the father’s paternity which is at issue. However, with emerging science that paradigm is shifting. Specifically, with assisted reproductive technology on the rise, interesting questions crop up regarding the both of the child’s legal parents. This is because when a surrogate is used, hospital… Continue Reading

CAN THE COURT ORDER A PATERNITY TEST?

Posted in Paternity

Can a court order a person to take a paternity test? The short answer is – Yes.  Under the New Jersey Parentage Act of 1983, N.J.S.A. 9:17-38 to 59, any person with an interest recognized as justifiable by the court has standing to bring an action for the purpose of determining the existence or nonexistence of… Continue Reading

QUESTIONS OF PATERNITY

Posted in Child Support, Paternity

We’ve all read the salacious gossip at the local food store news stand when popular celebrities bear children out of wedlock or famous couples battle it out in a nasty divorce and heartless allegations fly.  Even in those widely publicized cases, it can be an uncomfortable and awkward situation for any parent to question the… Continue Reading