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

  title={Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support},
  author={Michael J. Higdon},
  journal={Law \& Society: Family Law},
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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  • K. V. Lorio
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Louisiana law review
  • 1984

) (wife inseminated herself with husband's sperm)

  • 1949

Wife encouraged Husband to be an active parent, and he was

    704(b); accord WASH. REV. CODE ANN. § 26

    • 2011

    In reality, the high burden of proof imposed on a claimant alleging common law marriage successfully sorted fraudulent claims from legitimate ones

    • Comment
    • 2007

    775 P.2d at 33. Likewise, "anonymous donors are not likely to donate semen if they can later be found liable for support obligations

      E.C. claimed, however, that it was J.R.'s idea to donate sperm