Family law attorneys say paternity bill doesn’t go far enough A bill allowing fathers to use DNA testing to challenge child-support orders has left some family law attorneys wondering what kind of help the measure really offers. At the insistence of prosecutors, the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, scaled back or cut portions that would have given fathers wider leeway in challenging paternity. LaVerne Hale, second from right, leads fathers in prayer Tuesday at the Fathers' Support Center in North St. Louis. Hale recently testified before the state Legislature about his struggles to pay support for a child who, DNA evidence eventually showed, wasn't his.Read More »
Paternity; extrinsic fraud Â WD69198 Natalie Walker, Respondent, v. Michael Aaron Walker, Appellant Appeal From: Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Marco Antonio Roldan Handdown Date: 1/13/2009 Opinion Author: Judge James M. Smart Jr. Opinion Vote: Judges Lisa White Hardwick and ...
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Where a husband did not submit to paternity testing until after his divorce was final and paternity had already been adjudicated, the court properly dismissed the husband’s motion for a declaration of non-paternity because the husband did not invoke the ...Read More »