As the coronavirus crisis ravages the U.S. economy and many are starting to navigate some form of normalcy with this financial package, many are unaware that their check may not be in the mail. The IRS may reduce the amount you receive if you have past due child support payments that have been reported by states to the Treasury Department.
The alarming rise in positive tests and subsequent deaths led to a hopeful outcome to this confinement. Unfortunately, for victims of domestic violence, "Stay Home, Work Safe" is equivalent to stay home, not safe. It is, in fact, toxic.
As more tests become available and people are testing positive for COVID-19, a parent would have every right to feel anxious for health concerns. But, what happens when one parent is not willing to surrender the child or exercise visitation in light of a "stay at home" mandate.
Much like pre-nuptial agreements, paternity testing for unmarried partners may be a touchy subject. Does the truth of a biological father's identity outweigh the seemingly uncomfortable conversation of paternity testing for unmarried partners?
Relationships boil down to a two things–communication and respect. The parents have an obligation to their children first and to decide what is in their best interest.