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Boston Family Law Blog

Odd paternity case: Twins with different fathers

twins.jpg(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, born in January 2013, when she applied for public assistance in Passaic County, the Star-Ledger reports. When she acknowledged that she'd had sex with another man within a week of her encounter with AS, a DNA test was conducted. It revealed what the New York Times calls "a tangled web of love and biology." AS had fertilized one egg with 99.9% certainty; the other was fertilized by the other man during the same menstrual cycle. Judge Sohail Mohammed ruled AS must pay child support for only the child he fathered, totaling $28 a week.

Common Prenuptial Agreement Legal Issues

prenup.jpgAgreements before (prenuptial) and after marriage are increasingly considered when the marital or cohabiting partners have significant differences in wealth, pension rights, family businesses, and children from previous marriages whose inheritance rights are to be secured.It is often argued that prenuptial agreements reflect a lack of trust. However, we live in a trust but verify era of relationships as illustrated by numerous background check services. The ease and prevalence of divorce in our society requires partners to seriously consider a prenuptial agreement, especially when property issues will impact third parties such as children and grandchildren as well as business associates.

Managing High Asset Divorces in Massachusetts

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Establishing Paternity in Massachusetts

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7 life events that can lead to divorce

sickness and health.jpgLate last month, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory made headlines with the sad news that she was separating from her husband-who was also injured in the blast-less than one year after their dream wedding. Without knowing the couple, it's impossible to say what contributed to the dissolution of their marriage, but it's probably safe to say that the stresses of the last few years (surgeries, rehabilitation, major physical changes) may have played a role.

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