Wick & Trautwein, LLC
Call Today
Local
970-237-5694
Toll Free
866-686-1410
Broad Based Experienced Legal Help Since 1972

Creative Solutions, Exceptional Results

The law firm of Wick & Trautwein, LLC, has a long history of partnerships with the people and businesses of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming

State seeking child support payments from sperm donor

Courts often become involved in a child support dispute when a determination must be made in the best interests of the child. Child support guidelines vary from state to state but are commonly set to ensure that a child has the financial support needed to ensure a healthy and happy future. Those seeking to make changes to existing child support arrangements or create new ones should seek to understand how family law affects their cases. Others may be facing seemingly erroneous claims for child support payments and need to know how such laws affect them.

Regular readers in our Fort Collins, Colorado, area may be interested in a developing story regarding child support and sperm donation in another state. A 46-year-old man is facing a state claim for child support for a 3-year-old girl who was born via artificial insemination performed at the home of a lesbian couple.

The man answered an online ad for a sperm donor, but officials in Kansas, where the case originated, have stated that since a doctor was not used for the insemination, the man may be held liable for support. The woman reportedly performed the insemination themselves. The state routinely seeks to determine paternity when a parent seeks public assistance benefits for a child.

Understanding how current family law affects a specific case is the first step toward reaching an amenable arrangement for child support with the state. Those who believe they are subject to erroneous claims should strive to learn all they can about their options under the law.

Source: CBS8.com, "State trying to make sperm donor pay child support," John Hanna, Jan. 2, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Watch More Videos

We Take Your
Emails Seriously

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Wick & Trautwein, LLC BBB Business Review
FindLaw Network
Firm Locations
Wick & Trautwein, LLC
323 South College Avenue #3
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 970-237-5694
Toll Free: 866-686-1410
Fax: 970-482-8929
Fort Collins Law Office Map
Wick & Trautwein, LLC
513 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

Located in Lower Stanley Village
Phone: 970-586-3505
Fax: 970-586-3269
Estes Park Law Office Map

Windsor Office
(by appointment only)
421 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80535
Toll Free: 866-686-1410
Map and Directions