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KCTV 5: Dads By Default

Cordell & Cordell attorney Jill Best spoke out about a man forced to pay child-support after a DNA test excluded him as the biological father.

In a two-part segment titled “Dad By Default,” Best weighs in on the state of family law that can require a man to take responsibility for a child even if DNA evidence proves he is not the biological father.

Unfortunately, this situation is not uncommon, and most states will decide who is the father by considering what is in “the best interest” of the child.

Watch the complete KCTV-5 two-part segment.

Job Loss and Impact on Child Support

Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell was quoted in a New York Times article about how job loss impacts child support.

“With an intact family, everyone ends up having to bear that hardship,” Cordell said. “What we’re finding too often is judges want to insulate mom and the child from dad’s economic nightmare.”

Read the entire New York Times article on how child support is affected by unemployment on the New York Times Archive.