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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Baby Daddy v. Baby Mommy

A major issue that seems to be popping up more and more frequently in my practice is a situation where a child born out of wedlock and the parents do not think or bother to get legal orders determining the issues of paternity, conservatorship, possession and access, child support and health insurance for the child. This situation is a disaster waiting to happen. It is imperative that someone in this situation go to a qualified family law attorney and get into court to resolve all of these issues. If the parties are getting along it is a relatively simply legal procedure for a family law attorney. Once things fall apart, the legal fees go up and you might be facing a "tug of war" with a child, thousands of dollars in back child support issues and for sure a lot of unnecessary stress. Most people don't think twice about purchasing a new computer or television for a couple of thousand dollars, but for some reason  a lot of folks balk when it comes to paying an attorney to take care of a necessary legal procedure to benefit their child.  Be proactive not reactive in your life. Sitting around saying things are going fine now and being afraid to "rock the boat" may seem fine, but sooner or later that boat is probably going to sink. Put off taking a weekend trip or buying that new flat screen and protect you and your child. You will be glad you did.

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