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Women's success in the workplace affects spousal support norms

For decades, women have fought for equality in the workplace and beyond. The fight continues, though there has been significant progress for women to achieve the success that they want in their lives through education and employment.

In Texas, a paternity test shall set you free, sort of

Finding out you are a parent can be the best, most exciting news of your life. For many supposed fathers, however, that news takes on some serious consequences. Children are born outside of marriages and from one-night flings all of the time. That one night can mean a lifetime of owed child support for a biological father.

Adoptive mom must pay child support for boy sent back to Russia

An adoption involving a woman in the U.S. and a child from Russia ended in scandal, when the adoptive mother sent the 7-year-old boy back to Russia by himself. The woman decided that the adoption wouldn't work, reportedly because she thought the boy had emotional problems. Her change of heart and how she sent the boy away became grounds for a precedent-setting child support lawsuit. The adoptive mother, who lived in Tennessee at the time of the adoption, put her adopted son on a plane to Moscow with a note pinned to his shirt stating that the boy was violent and that she no longer wanted him. Outraged, the adoption agency took the adoptive mother to court and sued for child support.

The need for paternity tests is not rare

When some think of paternity tests, they might think of the scandalous TV show Maury, in which he's always consoling distraught mothers over their fears that they have identified the wrong man as the father of their children. But the need to verify paternity doesn't just exist in the daytime TV world.

Another music star becomes target of paternity accusation

It's not a secret that teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has recently been involved in a surprising paternity dispute. The public has found some humor in the idea that the baby-faced singer who's dating a former Disney star would have gotten a woman pregnant after a concert. Bieber has consistently denied the allegation that he's the father of any child.

Struggling NFL player seeks support modifications

Largely, the fantasy football season is coming to an end. The excitement is now shifting toward the Super Bowl. But one NFL player seems to be lacking any optimism in his life. Terrell Owens, known for his football career but also his work on reality TV, is now being referred to by his family law attorney as "a man without a team."

An ex-boyfriend backs "The Biebs" in paternity dispute

In a previous post, we shared how the popular teen heartthrob Justin Bieber was in the midst of a paternity dispute. He's only 17 years old (nearly a kid himself) and has been named as the father of a 20-year-old woman's baby. The woman claims she and Bieber were together after a Los Angeles concert last year, but "The Biebs" has adamantly denied the claim.

Bieber takes paternity test to prove he is not a daddy

A couple of weeks ago, the media began buzzing about a pretty startling rumor: Justin Bieber is a father. The drama has had some time to unfold at this point, and Bieber is not just sitting by, waiting for the gossip to stop. He wants to put a stop to the rumor.

Steve Jobs: Apple genius ... and former paternity denier?

When a person dies, the public tends to focus on the many details of their lives, including their successes and potential scandals. Last week, an American and all-around business legend died. Steve Jobs' passing rocked the nation, but the genius was more than that, he was also part of a modern family.

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