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Scary Spice files paternity suit against Eddie Murphy

Melanie Brown (Scary Spice of the Spice Girls) has filed a paternity suit against Eddie Murphy, the father of her four-month-old daughter. At a press release, Brown told reporters that "I am here for one reason and one reason only -- her name is...

Driven by the fear of being a deadbeat

I was recently working on a project with another young dad, who also has a three-year-old daughter. We talked about traveling, missing our kids, and how -- especially at this age -- children seem noticeably older if you don't see them for a week....

$10,000 child support for another man's child?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than a third of children born in the United States are born to unmarried parents. A 15-year old girl in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is one of those children and the state is trying to make...

50 Cent's ex wants more child support

Rapper 50 Cent got rich and he didn't die trying. In fact, he's so rich that the mother of his ten year old son is demanding an increase in the $25,000 per month she receives for child support and household expenses. According to Forbes, 50 Cent...

Deadbeat parents shamed online

I raised my daughter as a single parent and never received a dime of child support from her biological dad. Shortly after our divorce, he moved to California, remarried, and disappeared from our lives. There were times I wished that I could force him...

Which twin brother is the father of my baby?

This will almost certainly be the next blockbuster romantic comedy (or Lifetime original drama -- depending on how bad the script is), but for the moment, it's happening in real life. Holly Marie Adams had sex with two identical twin brothers, on...

Sperm donor ordered to pay child support to lesbian couple that raised his child

Child support is tricky business. On the one hand, it's important that whoever is raising a child as the primary caregiver -- whether it's the mother or father -- be paid support by the parent who doesn't have full-time custody. That being said, what...

Pizza boxes show faces of deadbeat parents

Next time you order pizza in suburban Cincinnati, you might be face to face with a deadbeat parent. Thanks to a new scheme by the local Child Enforcement Agency, pizza take-out boxes are now adorned with wanted posters for moms and dads who don't pay...

Bobby Brown in jail over child support

It seems Bobby Brown is having trouble getting money together. The former R&B singer has repeatedly failed to fork over the $19,000 he was ordered to pay in child support, and is now in jail. This shouldn't be a big surprise. The arrest warrant...

6-year-old twins weren't his: should "dad" still pay child support?

There had always been rumors, but Dylan Davis chose to believe his wife when she told him that the couple's children were his. After the two divorced, Davis took a DNA test that proved he wasn't the father, but he was still required to pay $1,045 a...

Deadbeat dad owes over 2 million

Call me cynical, but I've always thought it completely necessary to have means to support myself and Nolan on my own. I hope Rob and I will last forever and exit this world holding hands and blowing kisses to our grandchildren, but who knows? The...

UK: Child Support Agency to be replaced

From the Guardian: The government announced today plans to create a new system of child maintenance to replace the current Child Support Agency (CSA). The Work & Pensions Secretary, John Hutton, announced that neither the CSA nor the current...

"Deadbeat dad" sent to prison for inability to pay $1,666 a month

Richard T. Gray of Jackson, Michigan was able at one point to keep up his child support payments. But then this college grad and former military man sank into alcohol and drug use (brought on, no doubt, by depression or some other psychological...

Abortion supporter wants fathers to have financial "abortion" rights

Here's an interesting op-ed, no matter on which side of the abortion debate you fall. Meghan Daum cites a recent New York Times op-ed by Dalton Conley in which the pundit argues that men should have a say in deciding whether or not a woman...

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