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Mother of twins from different dads sues for child support

It's no secret that child support cases can get complicated; both former spouses want what's in the best interest of the child, but they often don't see eye to eye on what that means. That can often mean protracted legal battles as child support guidelines are sketched out.

But some cases are more complicated ? and bizarre ? than others. Take this recent case for example: a woman files for child support, claiming the father of her recently-born twins to be her boyfriend. In this case, in order to claim financial support, the listed father must take a paternity test. He did take the test and, as the woman suspected, he was the father ? but only to one of the children. She had to fess up to the fact that she'd had relations with another man the week the twins were conceived, a fact that has made the case a viral sensation on the Internet.

Cases like these are extremely rare. In fact, according to one study, only one in every 13,000 paternity cases involve twins with different fathers. This is due, in part, to the fact that the phenomenon itself ? called superfecundation ? is a rarity in the medical world.

Of course, not all child support cases are this complicated, but they can involve negotiating rough legal channels. Whether you are looking for child support or being asked to provide it, an attorney can look at your case and may be able to help you.

Source: jezebel.com, "Woman Sues for Child Support, Learns Her Twins Have 2 Different Dads," Hillary Crosley Coker, May 8, 2015

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