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Iowa Man Says He Won't Have to Pay for Child That Isn't His

But Joe Vandusen isn't done fighting Iowa's sticky child-support law

(Newser) - Public support and a crowdfunding effort have apparently helped an Iowa man emerge victorious in a child support case that he initially pegged as a "joke." Per WQAD , Joe Vandusen found out last week he'd won his appeal with the state's Department of Human Resources in... More »

50 Cent's Son Has Biting Reply to Child Support Countdown

Awkward

(Newser) - In what one might call an ill-advised move, 50 Cent posted a picture to Instagram showing a countdown to the day—Oct. 13, 2017—he no longer has to pay child support for his oldest son, Marquise Jackson. "Man real life is gonna start Sooner then you think. Sad... More »

He's Not the Dad, but He Still Owes Child Support

Joe Vandusen says Iowa needs to change its laws

(Newser) - Joe Vandusen had long ago moved on from his estranged wife, whom he split with but never divorced 16 years ago. Then he received a letter from state human services officials in February: "I opened it up and it was child support, for a kid that is not even... More »

Group Says Men Should Be Able to 'Legally Abort' Unborn Child

'It is important to discuss the role of men in pregnancy'

(Newser) - Men should be able to "legally abort" their unborn children up to the 18th week of pregnancy. At least that's what the youth wing of Sweden's centrist Liberal Party is proposing, the Washington Post reports. The law would allow men to officially do away with all legal... More »

Sherri Shepherd Is Legal Mom of Baby She's Never Seen

After latest court decision, she must still pay child support

(Newser) - Sherri Shepherd must still pay child support to her ex-husband for a one-and-a-half-year-old boy her lawyer says Shepherd has never met, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear her case. An appeals court ruled in November that Shepherd is the legal mother of the child, named LJ, despite... More »

Ariz. Now Tweet-Shaming 'Loser' Deadbeat Dads

Account to post photos, names of 421 parents

(Newser) - Sure, Twitter is great for debating Making a Murderer theories, but now it's also facilitating the state-sanctioned shaming of "deadbeat dads" into paying child support. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday that the state would begin posting photos and names of "losers" who owe child support, using... More »

Odd Paternity Case: Twins With Different Fathers

It's an uncommon case of superfecundation

(Newser) - In just the third such court case in the country, a New Jersey judge has ruled a man is father to one twin while another man is father to the other. The children's mother named a man, identified as "AS," as the father of her twin girls,... More »

Poor 'Deadbeat' Dads May Fall Into No Job-Jail Trap

Issue underscores what Walter Scott's family says happened in his case

(Newser) - The friend in the car with Walter Scott right before Scott's police-shooting death on April 4 says he'll "never know why he ran." But Scott's family says it's because he was afraid of being thrown in jail again for not paying child support, according... More »

Idaho Could Lose Millions Over Sharia Law Fears

Child support payments could be affected, too

(Newser) - Idaho is at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal child support funding after Legislature conservatives killed a measure that would have brought the state into compliance with federal rules. The opponents were concerned the legislation could have forced the state to uphold child support rulings made in other... More »

Kid Isn't His, but Man Must Pay $30K in Child Support

Carnell Alexander fighting the state of Michigan

(Newser) - Carnell Alexander is stuck inside a $30,000 nightmare that has its root in 1987. That's the year the Detroit man's ex-girlfriend had a baby. She wasn't sure who the father was, but was informed she couldn't get aid from the state unless she named one.... More »

Man Raped at 14 Has to Pay Child Support

He found out only recently that he fathered a child 10 years ago

(Newser) - Nick Olivas got the shock of his life two years ago when he was hit with a child support demand from the state of Arizona—for a child he fathered when he was 14 years old. In that state, a child under the age of 15 can't consent to... More »

Court Forbids Deadbeat Dad From Having More Kids

Appeals court upholds Ohio judge's ruling on Asim Taylor

(Newser) - Asim Taylor owes about $100,000 in child support, and an appeals court in Ohio has upheld an unusual sentence meant to make sure that bill doesn't grow: Justices reaffirmed that the Elyria man can't have any more kids until he pays up, reports the local Chronicle-Telegram . That... More »

Judge to Man: You're Still Legally Dead

Ohio man skipped town more than 20 years ago

(Newser) - Donald Miller remains legally dead, even though he showed up in court and tried to persuade a judge otherwise. As you can guess, there's a long story here: The Ohio man admits to leaving his hometown more than 20 years ago, a jobless alcoholic, and finding work in Atlanta... More »

$338M Powerball Winner Owes $29K in Child Support

Authorities are looking for Pedro Quezada

(Newser) - One good thing about winning the $338 million Powerball jackpot: Now you can afford to pay the $29,000 in child support you owe. Pedro Quezada , the New Jersey man who claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million (about $152 million after taxes) Tuesday, finds himself in just that situation.... More »

'Most Wanted Deadbeat Parent' Pleads Guilty

Robert Sand faces up to 4 years in prison for skipping out on child support

(Newser) - A New York man once dubbed by prosecutors as the government's most wanted deadbeat parent pleaded guilty yesterday to owing more than $1.2 million to three children from two failed marriages. Robert Sand, 50, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Central Islip on Long Island to two... More »

Kansas: Sperm Donor Mom Lied for Child Support

Jennifer Schreiner said she didn't know who the father was: filing

(Newser) - In seeking state child support, a Kansas mom said she didn't know who donated the sperm to conceive her daughter, but that's not true, the state says. Jennifer Schreiner wrote on the application that she had "no idea" who'd fathered her child, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.... More »

'Most Wanted Deadbeat Parent' Arrested

Robert Sand owes $1M after almost 20 years on the run

(Newser) - This month, police finally caught up with a fugitive who'd been on the run for almost 20 years. His crime? Not paying child support. Robert Sand, the man the Justice Department labeled its "Most Wanted Deadbeat Parent," owes $1 million to his ex-wife Rita, the New York ... More »

All Katie Gets From Tom: Child Support

Cruise gives Holmes no lump sum, no spousal support

(Newser) - In accordance with a TomKat prenup, Katie Holmes won't be getting a dollar of spousal support in her divorce settlement. The only money she'll see is child support—and relatively little of it, TMZ notes. Tom Cruise owes his ex $400,000 a year in child support, far... More »

Guy Wants a Break on Child Support—for 30 Kids

Minimum wage earner gives some of his kids' moms just $1.49 per month

(Newser) - Move over, Jon and Kate. Time to retire, Duggar family. Because Desmond Hatchett has you all beat—he has 30 children, courtesy of 11 different women. And as the 33-year-old Tennessee man earns just minimum wage, he's asking the courts to give him a break on his child support... More »

5 Celebs Who Pay Tons of Child Support

Linda Evangelista wanted $46K a month, but some have paid more

(Newser) - We don't know how much child support Linda Evangelista is getting now that she's settled with babydaddy Francois-Henri Pinault , but we know that she wanted $46,000 a month. That sounds like a lot, but the AP finds five more celebrities who found themselves paying quite a bit—... More »

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