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British Man Ordered to Pay Child Support after Informally Donating Sperm

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There are many different reasons that a woman or a couple will seek out a sperm donor in order to have children.  The United Kingdom is much like the United States in how all of this works, in that people can go through licensed services and healthcare providers or they can simply agree with private individuals to take part in this activity.  However, anyone who chooses to go the informal route should make sure that their bases are covered in order to avoid a terrible surprise down the road.

Unfortunately for one British man, that terrible surprise came to pass a full 13 years after he agreed to help a couple conceive.  He agreed to donate sperm to them that they ultimately used to become pregnant.  He helped them again a few years later, and the couple had two children in large part because of his help.  No contract was ever agreed upon between the parties, as they were generally friends and felt that they didn’t need to take such a step.

However, all of that trust came crashing down recently when the couple who had the children split up and the man was suddenly served with court papers.  He was also found to owe child support for the two children dating back to the time each of them was born.  He obviously contested this development but had no documentation to back his claims.  Therefore, at this point he appears stuck to the court order.

San Diego Child Support Lawyers

The situation described above is obviously one that does not happen very often, but men do need to understand that child support obligations can suddenly arise in several ways, and the odds of this occurring only increase if that man does not take steps to protect his interests.  That’s why he needs to obtain the advice of experienced professionals if he faces any potential child support issues.

If you are one of the many men who is facing a support problem, you need to seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.