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A case involving a Topeka sperm donor is drawing national attention after first being reported Friday by The Topeka Capital-Journal. NBCNews, Fox News and the Huffington Post had articles on their websites Monday about the state’s effort to have William Marotta, whose sperm donation enabled a lesbian couple to have a child, be declared the father of the 3-year-old girl so he can be forced to pay child support. Benoit Swinnen, whose Topeka law firm of Swinnen & Associates represents Marotta, said administrative hearing officer Lori Yockers is scheduled to hear its motion to have the case dismissed on Jan. 8 in Shawnee County District Court. Should Yockers not dismiss the case, Swinnen said, his firm would file a motion seeking a summary judgement in Marotta’s favor. Swinnen said he hadn’t anticipated the degree of national attention the case would receive after the story was broken Friday at CJOnline. Articles about the case have been posted on dozens of news websites, including: ■ An article posted Sunday on the NBCNews site that had drawn more than 600 comments from readers by late Monday morning. The article is at http://nbcnews.to/Z2cUig. ■ An article posted Sunday on the Huffington Post site that had drawn more than 400 reader comments. The article is at http://huff.to/WTP6Jn. ■ An article posted Monday on the Daily Mail, a British news web site. The article is at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255241/Sperm-donor-ordered-pay-.... ■ An article posted Monday on the Fox News site, which indicated Marotta said in an exclusive …Read more
Man answered ad on Craigslist to help lesbian couple conceive Sperm donor William Marotta said Monday he already has spent thousands of dollars in attorney fees fighting efforts by the state...Read more
Former partners say state forced name disclosure with threat of withholding health benefits A lesbian couple who found a sperm donor on Craigslist three years ago never meant the man to...Read more
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the right of a same-sex partner in a co-parenting relationship to petition courts on matters of child visitation or joint custody.Read more
April is an exciting month for the Artwalk, and Swinnen & Associates will be featuring three artists this month. Born and raised in Kansas, Zak Barnes feels a deep connection...Read more
Citing a first-of-its-kind Kansas Supreme Court ruling made Friday, Topekan Angela Bauer on Wednesday sought the right to intervene in a case in which the state contends sperm donor William...Read more
Topeka Personal Injury Attorneys At Swinnen & Associates we begin each new attorney/client relationship with a free consultation. We take a serious but personal approach to consulting with our clients about their accident or injury. We understand the pain and suffering an injury can cause, and its effects on, not only the victim, but also their family. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
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Topeka DUI Attorneys DUI arrests are painful. The embarrassment from the roadside field sobriety tests given to suspected drunk drivers quickly gives way to the terrible reality of handcuffs, and the fear of the consequences that could follow a DUI conviction, like the possibility of being sent back to jail for even a minute, or losing your drivers license for months, or even years. We understand just how you feel. More importantly, we know how to cushion or avoid the consequences of a DUI arrest. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
Topeka Business Law Attorneys A business requires legal representation from start-up through dissolution. Whether you are considering business formation, need counseling on an in-house legal matter or are facing litigation, Swinnen & Associates provides comprehensive legal services to business owners throughout Kansas. We are dedicated to devising legal solutions that protect our clients’ business profits and legal interests. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
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