Originally posted by traderonwallst
reply to post by riley
The kid is an adult so it's not an issue..
But isn;t that the whole issue of the thread?
No it isn't. The guy is trying to use a verbal agreement as a defence when he
is the one that broke it.
You say he can not sue for custody because he is an adult. But you think he should provide child support????
My opinion is that the father can't claim to be a donar as he didn't walk away as agreed.. he imposed himself
into the paternal role and,
again it's NA becuse he never asked for custody
. He wanted to be a part-time dad instead of a donar yet now he's crying foul. HE broke the
agreement.. not them.
As for providing back payment under normal
cicrumstances.. are you saying all deadbeat dads who get their girlfriends pregnant and take off and
leave her in the lurch shouldn't have to pay the mother after she's given up her life for motherhood and has been struggling for twenty years
without support against poverty and social persecution? how fair is that?
It seems like you are using this case to discuss you own thoughts on family court issues. If you want to do that you shoud start another thread but as
it is it's not relevent to this case.
Sounds like a circular answer, or dare I say....maybe a bit hypocrical (just kidding :lol
..get your hand off it.
oh and you ignored all my points YET AGAIN in favour of winging about how unfair the world is to biological dads. Perhaps, given the fact you started
this thread.. you could discuss the case at hand
and not ones that have nothing to do with it? give it a try at least.
My points again:
..the fathers name on the birth certificate AT HIS REQUEST even though he's married to someone else and he's 'only' a sperm donar.
the verbal agreement and not a contract.
insemination without a labs which could have been sexual intercourse with a coworker/friend .
the fact he sent prezzies.
he sent cards signed "Dad".
the father/son phone calls.
[edit on 4-12-2007 by riley]