One thing that men tend to understand if they have a child or children with a spouse or domestic partner and they split up is that if he does not win primary custody of the children, he will need to pay child support. This is the law in every jurisdiction in the United States, and even though some fathers fail to keep those child support payments current, few if any of them can claim that they do not understand this reality.
However, according to a recently filed lawsuit in Texas, one man claims that while he understands the reality of child support, he did not know that he was actually a father until he was sued for those payments by a former girlfriend. He alleges that his former girlfriend took a used condom to a fertility clinic and became pregnant with twins, and since they split up not long after that day, he had no idea that she was pregnant. He was suddenly on the hook for child support payments for children he never knew he had and did not want.
This is the general idea of the allegations made in the man’s lawsuit that was filed against the fertility clinic, and he also claims that he was never contacted nor gave permission to the clinic to perform such a procedure with his sperm. He is suing the clinic for negligence and seeks damages for emotional distress and for the financial obligations he has incurred.
San Diego Child Support Lawyers
While the situation described above is obviously rare, it is not impossible. No one knows yet whether the father’s allegations are true, but there are situations where a father may not be liable for child support. In those situations where a father is not sure whether he would be liable for these payments, he should seek the advice of an experienced professional before agreeing to them.
If you face a potential issue that relates to child support, you need to act immediately to make sure that your legal rights are protected. Seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.