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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Therefore, the person who gets parental rights priority gets the responsibilities that come with that designation: parental support.
    In the current system, yes.

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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I still don't get this.

    IF the children were young - maybe . . . but 12, 14 and 16 years of being with this man - That much time passes and no. It just doesn't flow that way.

    What - what if they were 30 and one died and then everyone finds out the truth from Mom - would their biological father be looked up and called in as next of kin? Or to make the arrangements? No

    What if one was 22 and went to jail - call bio dad up?

    No - biological only means something when that individual is in their life . . . and after all that much time (which is longer than my marriage) - the past is THE PAST and nothing to be conjured up *just* because a couple divorced.
    Yes, you are saying that they care for the guy that cared for them. Not exactly news to me.


    That's just a copout and it's bull****.
    How is it a copout? What you are talking about is a different question than the one we are dealing with here.

    It's up to the kids as they get older when and how they might want a relationship with their bio parent that's not in the picture - up to them and no one else to stir that pot. What if they don't?

    If they were 2 it might be a different story - but they're not. They're almost adults. In just 2 years the oldest will be 18. Right now she's a sophomore in high school It's only in their best interest if they WANT it for theirselves. It's bad enough Mom and Dad divorced - and bad enough they've learned all this about their selves. . . sounds like things are ****ty enough - and some want to have strange men they never know and might not want to know SUPPORT them now?
    So basically you are worried that someone might get rights to their kids and this might harm the children?

    Why - so the father they DO know can skip town and spite his children that he's raised just out of anger towards their mother?
    You mean the guy they know as their father, but yeah, pretty much. He isn't their dad and has no responsibility to care for them just because he did it for X amount of years and signed a contract under false pretenses. Of course, the law disagrees with me and apparently so does laws on birth certificates. Apparently, its cool if you are given misinformation when you sign the birth certificate. Can't for the life of me figure out how someone defends that though.

    Wow - definitely NOT good for the girls - is it? No - it's not. At some point the PARENTS aren't factored in much at all and we're long past that time, here.
    I don't see how that is damaging to them.
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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post

    I don't see how that is damaging to them.
    Obviously - and that's the crux of the problem, here.

    You can't imagine how it might be nothing but a negative for these children to be suddenly supported by someone other than their actual father.
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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I still don't get this.

    IF the children were young - maybe . . . but 12, 14 and 16 years of being with this man - That much time passes and no. It just doesn't flow that way.

    What - what if they were 30 and one died and then everyone finds out the truth from Mom - would their biological father be looked up and called in as next of kin? Or to make the arrangements? No

    What if one was 22 and went to jail - call bio dad up?

    No - biological only means something when that individual is in their life . . . and after all that much time (which is longer than my marriage) - the past is THE PAST and nothing to be conjured up *just* because a couple divorced.

    That's just a copout and it's bull****.

    It's up to the kids as they get older when and how they might want a relationship with their bio parent that's not in the picture - up to them and no one else to stir that pot. What if they don't?

    If they were 2 it might be a different story - but they're not. They're almost adults. In just 2 years the oldest will be 18. Right now she's a sophomore in high school It's only in their best interest if they WANT it for theirselves. It's bad enough Mom and Dad divorced - and bad enough they've learned all this about their selves. . . sounds like things are ****ty enough - and some want to have strange men they never know and might not want to know SUPPORT them now?

    Why - so the father they DO know can skip town and spite his children that he's raised just out of anger towards their mother?

    Wow - definitely NOT good for the girls - is it? No - it's not. At some point the PARENTS aren't factored in much at all and we're long past that time, here.

    As a bio father of one of my children that I had no contact with through out his life, and only recently met, and got the opportunity to host him in our home. It was totally his choice to come and meet me, and it was only after I would say, a couple of years of communicating with him over the phone, and talking about everything. Never would I presume to take the place of the man that raised my son, nor would I consider that he would want me to. The key to our relationship is that it is all up to him, and we are just happy to be a part of his life now.
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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't see how that is damaging to them.
    You can't see how suddenly discovering that the man they've called Dad all of their lives is not really their dad at all, that their mother slept around and that they have a biological dad somewhere that they've never met might be damaging? You can't see how their parents getting a divorce, and their dad, no longer dad now, not wanting to acknowledge them as his children could be a problem? You can't see how all of that might be just a tiny bit stressful for a teen age kid?

    Oh, sure, my parents are divorced, my dad isn't really my dad, doesn't want to me as his daughter, my biological dad is an unknown, but I'm OK with it, really. Want to go get a burger?
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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Obviously - and that's the crux of the problem, here.

    You can't imagine how it might be nothing but a negative for these children to be suddenly supported by someone other than their actual father.
    I am not even considering support as the basis of my position. but if i was than what I said would lead to support by their "actual" father. In any event, I don't see how putting someone into these kids life can damage them in any way.

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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I am not even considering support as the basis of my position. but if i was than what I said would lead to support by their "actual" father. In any event, I don't see how putting someone into these kids life can damage them in any way.
    Sure - you don't get the emotional and psychological impact. . . that's fine.

    What do you mean mean by 'I am not even considering support as the basis of my position' - that's what this whole issues is about: who pays child support? the bio fathers after 12 / 14 / 16 years . . . or the father figure who has been there for 12 / 14 / 16 years and those girls grew up knowing as 'dad - our provider'

    To me - the damage is done when the father they HAVE known says 'see-ya - don't care about ya - someone else who doesn't know you at all can provide for you - not me - not my concern suddenly' . . . he shouldn't be allowed to stab the girls in the back like that.
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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You can't see how suddenly discovering that the man they've called Dad all of their lives is not really their dad at all, that their mother slept around and that they have a biological dad somewhere that they've never met might be damaging? You can't see how their parents getting a divorce, and their dad, no longer dad now, not wanting to acknowledge them as his children could be a problem? You can't see how all of that might be just a tiny bit stressful for a teen age kid?
    No doubt the situation is ****ed up and much of that is going to cause stress and maybe depression for the kids, but that is life. There is no reason to acknowledge something that isn't true, sorry. He isn't their dad, its just a cold hard fact of life, but on the bright side he didn't say he didn't love them. Though he might of conveyed that to the kids. I have already said in this thread that I think he did the right thing though.

    Oh, sure, my parents are divorced, my dad isn't really my dad, doesn't want to me as his daughter, my biological dad is an unknown, but I'm OK with it, really. Want to go get a burger?
    In my mind when someone says they don't want to be forced to pay child support for kids that are not their own they are not saying they don't love the kids. Sure, it means he will lose parental rights, but that doesn't mean he can't be involved in their life in one way or the other.

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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No doubt the situation is ****ed up and much of that is going to cause stress and maybe depression for the kids, but that is life. There is also no reason to acknowledge something that isn't true, sorry. He isn't their dad, its just a cold hard fact of life, but on the bright side he didn't say he didn't love them. Though he might of conveyed that to the kids. I have already said in this thread that I think he did the right thing though.



    In my mind when someone says they don't want to be forced to pay child support for kids that are not their own they are not saying they don't love the kids. Sure, it means he will lose parental rights, but that doesn't mean he can't be involved in their life in one way or the other.
    I think they've acknowledged it plenty. This whole thing is because they've had no CHOICE but to acknowledge that their mother slept around a lot - lied to their father and lied to them - and that their father who raised them now doesn't want anything to do with them because of what their mother did.

    I think that's as about as harsh and brutal as life can get. . . 'it might be depressing but that's life' doesn't cut it.

    I'm not about to shove aside their feelings and what's right - for them. I have NO DOUBT that they were required to give their thoughts and feelings to the court during this process - and the court ruled according to what was right FOR THE CHILDREN.

    Because that's what courts DO in cases like this - the feelings of the parents are put aside. The CHILDREN are the priority. It's a small recompense for their suffering.
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    Re: Dad must pay child support for 3 kids that aren't his: Court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Sure - you don't get the emotional and psychological impact. . . that's fine.

    What do you mean mean by 'I am not even considering support as the basis of my position' - that's what this whole issues is about: who pays child support? the bio fathers after 12 / 14 / 16 years . . . or the father figure who has been there for 12 / 14 / 16 years and those girls grew up knowing as 'dad - our provider'

    To me - the damage is done when the father they HAVE known says 'see-ya - don't care about ya - someone else who doesn't know you at all can provide for you - not me - not my concern suddenly' . . . he shouldn't be allowed to stab the girls in the back like that.
    The reporting doesn't say if maybe he sought custody or even visitation. Could have been the motivation for the DNA testing in the first place. I could see him having this reaction after finding out and having custody/visitation denied then getting charged for it monthly.

    Or maybe he's just one of those folks who believe blood is thicker than water and isn't at all interested in someone else's children. Dick move, but once again, no matter how you spin this - they are not his kids (legally).

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