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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to having? Yes. This is true in every U.S. jurisdiction, in the U.K., and in every jurisdiction of which I am ...
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Is Elon Musk's child name valid in California?

We could start with what the statutes say (HSC 102425) (a) The certificate of live birth for a live birth occurring on or after January 1, 2016, shall contain those items necessary to establish the ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

This is totally, flat out wrong. Quite frankly, it is immoral, although not illegal, for the producers to even cause some viewers to believe it is true. The United States criminal code (Title 18) in ...
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Is it legal to carry a child around in a “close to you” child carrier?

There is no legal reason that you can't carry your baby any way you want outside of your vehicle (as long as you aren't physically harming the child). Baby slings or "baby wearing" is ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

I don't know of any crime specifically addressing the sale of a child, but a good prosecutor rarely needs such a narrowly tailored solution to bring charges against anyone. In real life, I imagine a ...
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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

A picture valid for most modern jurisdictions, common and civil law alike. First, it is good to understand that the child support is owed to the child and not to their mother. It may be the mother who ...
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Would a summer camp responsible for caring for a child have any alternative other than refunding money if child intentionally misbehaves?

The real question is do they have to refund the rest of the summer camp fees if Bob is expelled due to his own intentional misbehavior? Not if the contract was written by a good lawyer, or even by a ...
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Is it a crime to have child outside of wedlock?

Is it a crime to have child outside of wedlock? Giving birth itself, regardless of the circumstances, is never a crime in the United States. Some sexual acts which can sometimes result in the ...
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From what age may children walk home alone from an activity/sport in Germany?

germany Ah, okay, there isn't any easy answer/number/table for this. In general, the "Aufsichtspflicht" results from Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) § 1631 Inhalt und Grenzen der Personensorge....
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Would a summer camp responsible for caring for a child have any alternative other than refunding money if child intentionally misbehaves?

You are only entitled to a refund if there is a "total failure of consideration" The child attended the camp, albeit briefly. Therefore, the camp has provided some of the consideration it ...
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Can a parent kick out their underage kid's kids?

north-carolina A parent is responsible for supporting their minor child, therefore they cannot "kick out" their child (they can arrange for someone else to take care of the child but they ...
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Is it legal to carry a child around in a “close to you” child carrier?

Hospital discharge is a legally recognized event/act ... in which the hospital determines the patient no longer requires in-hospital care. Hospitals are under extreme scrutiny regarding discharge ...
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If a man's name is on the birth certificate, but all were aware that he is not the blood father, and the couple separates, is he responsible legally?

british-columbia Parentage For all purposes in British Columbia law, a child's parent is the person determined under Part 3 of the Family Law Act (see s. 23(b)). Outside of the context of assisted ...
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How can misattributed paternity cause "a welfare minefield"?

I could not find an official record of the court ruling referenced in the question until Lag provided a link in a comment. Based on the news coverage, my guess was that the judge's reference to a &...
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If a man's name is on the birth certificate, but all were aware that he is not the blood father, and the couple separates, is he responsible legally?

colorado The couple separated and she now is trying to threaten him with having to keep the kids 50% of the time and pay child support and they're not even really his children. Can she do this? Yes. ...
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Can you sue the courts and involved agencies for custody orders that proved harmful to you as a child?

The State of California is not responsible for injuries committed by private citizens Sorry to hear about your friend. Jamal may have a case (although the scope is narrow and timeframes are strict and ...
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If you know someone is committing infant abuse, do you also commit a crime if you choose not to report it?

united-states There are many different sets of laws in the United States. This post is not a comprehensive survey of every U.S. state and district and territory's laws on the subject. I also do not ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

Human Trafficking Laws Since the date of the episode, the US Federal Government passed the The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) which forms 22 U.S. Code Chapter 78 which makes ...
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What can a father do to become the primary caregiver?

You seem to have put a lot of thought into this - which is good. However, the short answer is: There is no legal solution. To address your points: And legally, my future wife has the right to ...
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Would a summer camp responsible for caring for a child have any alternative other than refunding money if child intentionally misbehaves?

Typically in this scenario, the expulsion of a child from a private organization with a paid fee for admittance will not be refunded to the parents as in this case, the camp may not be able to fill ...
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Can a Californian be in legal trouble for physically restraining a dangerous child not his own?

If an adult had physically restrained the miscreant brat, they could be sued for / charged with battery (which does not mean "beating up", per Cal Penal 242, it is the "willful and unlawful use of ...
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Stealing a wealthy man's sperm to collect child support

If we restrict ourselves to legal options, he can hire a lawyer, which is what he should have done rather than "ordering a DNA test". As a general rule, the minute you get served with a ...
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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

As fraxinus said, child support is not supporting the mother, it's supporting the child. This is an obligation that, at least generally in western jurisdictions, both parents have. If, for whatever ...
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If a man's name is on the birth certificate, but all were aware that he is not the blood father, and the couple separates, is he responsible legally?

australia A person is presumed to be a father (with all the rights and liabilities this entails) if the: person is named as the father on the birth certificate or adoption certificate person signs a ...
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Can a surrogate be guilty of kidnapping?

british-columbia Under the Family Law Act, s. 29, surrogacy refers to a situation in which a child is conceived through assisted reproduction and there is a surrogacy agreement made. But even where ...
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What is the legality of "known" harmful actions while pregnant?

Yes or no, depending. The question is investigated in "The Status of Pregnant Women and Fetuses in US Criminal Law" (JAMA), which collects 23 opinion in US jurisdiction. In Reinesto v. ...
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If a man's name is on the birth certificate, but all were aware that he is not the blood father, and the couple separates, is he responsible legally?

germany German law says, in §1592 BGB: The father of a child is the man 1.  who is married to the mother of the child at the date of the birth, 2.  who has acknowledged paternity or 3.  whose ...
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From what age may children walk home alone from an activity/sport in Germany?

australia This is a matter of state law: queensland A person who, having the lawful care or charge of a child under 12 years, leaves the child for an unreasonable time without making reasonable ...
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