Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support

@article{Higdon2011FatherhoodBC,
  title={Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support},
  author={Michael J. Higdon},
  journal={Law \& Society: Family Law},
  year={2011}
}
Nathaniel was a California teenager who became a father in 1995. The mother of Nathaniel’s child was named Ricci, and at the time of conception, she was thirty-four years old. Nathaniel, however, was merely fifteen. Although Nathaniel admitted to having sex with Ricci voluntarily about five times, the fact that he was under sixteen years of age at the time made it legally impossible for him to consent to sexual intercourse. In other words, under California law, Nathaniel was not only a new… 

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