Monday, December 21, 2015

Small Victory for Children

Small Victory for Children
I think part of this outcome was expected as some adult had to pay for support of the child.   The gratifying part of this was that for the first time, to my knowledge, a Judge recognized the underlying fraud that was involved in this situation and is allowing the fraud case to proceed.
Now I know that most of this sort of fraud is instigated by women against men; so they can collect child support and thus live off that income until the child becomes an adult:  the infamous 'paternity fraud' men are always screaming about...Yes, it does happen but in one sense it's almost a more or less normal occurrence since historically that's how women survived by bearing children and having men take care of them in the traditional family unit of mother and child.  I have to laugh to myself when I think how many sons and daughters of Kings and Princes could have been the product of handsome stable hands and other ordinary men who just happen to come in contact with the royal family.  
So yes, even today, I can see a mother engaging in paternity fraud and still loving her child.  
Yet when men do this I find it repugnant as there is something totally alien and abnormal about the whole thing...
Anyway I don't believe that TMZ is corrrect and that if Sherri Sheppard wins her fraud case her child support order will 'disappear'.  Nothing will ever wipe that child support order out and this man who defrauded her can declare bankruptcy and wipe out the fraud award to Sherri Sheppard.  
Sad but true.
However what it will do is put one more nail in the coffin of this surrogacy business and begin lessening the number of its supporters and that's a good thing for children...
Sherri Shepherd's nasty divorce and custody battle is finally over ... and stunningly, she has agreed to pay child support for the kid she disavowed from birth ... but with a catch.
Our sources say, Sherri and estranged hubby Lamar Sally have struck a settlement agreement in which the ex-'View' co-host will pay $4,100 a month in child support. The monthly obligation increases to $4,600 when the kid turns 13.  
Remember, Sherri fought Lamar tooth and nail in court, claiming he defrauded her into getting a surrogate to carry a baby for the purpose of getting child support.
Now for the catch. According to the settlement agreement, Sherri is allowed to pursue her fraud claim and if the appeals court rules in her favor, her child support obligations will disappear. 
And there's a Sofia Vergara twist ... the couple has embryos in storage and Sherri wants them destroyed. Lamar is undecided. According to the settlement, if Lamar chooses to bring the embryos to term, Sherri will not have to pay child support.
Sherri's not walking away completely empty-handed ... she'll get to hold onto the rights to her show, "Funny Mothers" which is currently in development.
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