Schwarzenegger Divorce Brings Paternity Issues to Light


Schwarzenegger Divorce Brings Paternity Issues to Light

The California family law blog brought to you by the San Diego men’s rights lawyers at the Men’s Legal Center will not be one that follows celebrity divorces and family issues regularly.  We want our visitors to obtain useful and helpful information regarding different issues that relate to the laws that deal with divorce, child custody, property division and the like in California.  That’s why we are choosing to pay a bit of attention to the marital problems that are being publicized with regards to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, as it brings to light an issue regarding paternity that few people without a legal background would understand.

Most already know that the former Governor of California and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated and are having serious problems.  These problems stem from the reports that Governor Schwarzenegger had a child out of wedlock with a woman who had been working for the family for many years.  Some reports indicate that Governor Schwarzenegger was paying child support for the boy, which would lead most people to assume that he had somehow been proven to be the father.  That is not necessarily the case.

California law places a presumption of paternity on a husband who lives with his wife when she has a child, and the woman linked to the governor was married and living with her husband at the time.  In addition, the only way someone else can be proven to be the father is if the husband, the mother or the boy files a motion for genetic testing with the court within two years of the birth.  That reportedly did not occur in this case.  In essence, it seems that the governor took on a moral obligation, but not necessarily a legal one.San Diego men’s rights lawyers, San Diego men’s rights attorneys, celebrity divorces

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If you are in a position where paternity could be an issue in your life, you need to seek the help of San Diego men’s rights lawyers who have helped fathers and husbands protect their legal rights for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center to schedule an initial consultation.

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