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Kansas judge rules sperm donor does not owe child support to lesbian couple

William Marotta, a Kansas man turned sperm donor via the classified advertisements website Craigslist, was recently sued by the state for child support payments. Ultimately, he was found by a Kansas judge to not be liable to pay for child support to his biological daughter.

According to court documents, Marotta answered a Craigslist ad asking for sperm donation in exchange for $50. After making said donation, he signed a waiver that released him from parental rights over the child that his sperm might conceive.

Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, the lesbian couple who received the sperm and conceived a baby girl out of said donation, broke up in 2010. Schreiner, the birth mother, had to ask for federal financial assistance during that period. Around this time, the Kansas Department for Children and Families tried to offset the amount of her assistance by suing Marotta for child support.

We at Marshall & Taylor PLLC provide legal services in Raleigh or other areas in North Carolina, focusing on family law including child custody and child support disputes, among other things. Call our offices today at 919-833-1040 for more information regarding our services.

Greensboro parents can now enjoy six weeks of paid parental leave

A press release from Working America reported that the Greensboro City Council in North Carolina finally passed the paid parental leave policy by a unanimous vote of 9 to 0 last Tuesday, August 16. Working America is the community affiliate of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFLCIO),

The City Council is now offering city workers up to six weeks of paid parental leave. This benefit is available for women, men, and same-sex parents. Working America North Carolina State Director Carolyn Smith welcomed the development, noting, “Greensboro continues to lead the way in creating smart, family-friendly policies that address troubling disparities and acknowledge today’s diverse family structures.” North Carolina Justice Center statistics show that in North Carolina alone, 1.2 million working people in the private sector are not eligible for paid leave.

The lawyers at Marshall & Taylor PLLC handle all aspects of family law and can represent you if you are embroiled in a child custody, divorce, or alimony disagreement. Call our Raleigh offices today at 919-833-1040 to discuss your situation and see how we can help you and your family.

DMX imprisoned for failure to pay child support

Rapper Earl Simmons, more popularly known by his stage names DMX and Dark Man X, was sentenced on July 14 to six months in prison in the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo for failing to pay $400,000 in child support, a statement from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office showed, according to WGCL-TV Atlanta

In an interview with local news channel WPIX-TV, a New York City Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the 44-year-old rapper was taken into custody moments before he was set to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for a couple of “issues outstanding,” one of which was the unpaid child support.

The attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh understand the importance of child support agreements and can help you work to change or enforce them. Call our offices at 919-833-1040 today to speak with an experienced child support attorney about your legal options moving forward.

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