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As Father’s Day approaches, men across America are looking at little ones and wondering, “Is he or she mine?” In her New York Post article, “Dear Spouses, Stop Cheating on Each Other – For the Kids”, Andrea Peyser exposes the horrors of being unsure who your child’s father is as a result of having affairs throughout your marriage.
Each year, more than 400,000 American men swab their cheeks and the cheeks of their supposed children, or have their blood drawn, taking the kinds of paternity tests whose results are admissible in courts of law. According to a 2009 article in The New York Times Magazine, this number is a sixty-four percent increase from a decade earlier. Thirty percent of men who took these paternity tests, the magazine reported, had no biological connection to children passed off by their mothers as the men’s spawn.
Ashley Madison, the dating website that connects thirty-six million adulterers worldwide, in 2013 commissioned a survey of 102,137 of its female members. Nine percent admitted that they had conceived children with men whom they were having affairs with – and their husbands were clueless to the deceptions. Another sixteen percent said that they were not sure who fathered one or more of their children. About seventy-two percent of the women in these two groups revealed that their youngest children were either fathered by men other than their husbands, or that they suspected that they were.
Judges around the country have ruled that men must support children born into their homes financially, if not emotionally, even after learning that the kids resulted from their wives’ affairs. This article speaks to spouses everywhere, advising them to stop cheating on each other for the best interest of their children and families. And for those couples who are so unhappy in their marriage that it forces them to cheat, file for divorce rather than carrying on an unfaithful marriage.
Are you considering filing for divorce or separation? When a couple decides to dissolve their marriage, there are many aspects that need to be addressed including child custody and financial support, parenting time/visitation, spousal and equitable distribution, to name a few. These are subjects that Jay D. Raxenberg, P.C. has gained a great deal of experience in over the last two decades in Supreme and Family Court. Mr. Raxenberg has extensive training, knowledge and experience in this area of the law and is dedicated to providing exceptional compassionate legal representation to all of his clients. Please call (516) 491-0565 or toll free at (888) 543-4867 to arrange your initial complimentary consultation.