Dorothy Ripka Comments On Sperm Donor Being Sued For Child Support

wbapCordell & Cordell Partner Dorothy Ripka appeared on WBAP Dallas radio to discuss the State of Kansas suing a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple for child support.

William Marotta answered an online ad in 2009 from a lesbian couple who were seeking a sperm donor.

According to media reports, Marotta and the women signed an agreement waiving his parental rights, but the state argues that because Marotta didn’t go through a clinic or doctor as required by state law then he can be held responsible for back child support as well as future financial responsibilities.

Ms. Ripka commented on the unique situation with host Brian Estridge and offered tips on how men can protect themselves from a potential lifetime of liability for a child they thought they relinquished rights to.