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By Allen Wilkinson, Melvin M. Belli

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That depends on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Generally speaking, the extent of a parent’s financial responsibility for damages or injuries resulting from a child’s conduct is largely regulated by state law. Most states hold a person liable only for harm resulting from the child’s willful misconduct; a parent is not liable for a child’s mere carelessness or negligence (see chapter 10).

Blood grouping tests would be performed also, but such tests could only rule out a certain class of blood types, such as men having type A or type B blood. Other evidence that was considered: Did the man ever acknowledge that he was the child’s father? ” The father may also have acknowledged the child as his tacitly by letting the child live with his family and treating him or her as a legitimate child. When blood typing was the standard and the test did not exclude the man suspected of being the father, the suspected father could try to defend the paternity action by proving that the mother had had sexual intercourse with other men around the same time as with him, and any one of them could just as well be the father.

If the parent’s friends are drug addicts or known criminals, the judge will think twice before awarding custody to that parent. Sexual preference of the parent may be considered by the judge but often is not the deciding factor itself. Judges have awarded custody to a homosexual father rather than a heterosexual mother where other factors dictated against giving the mother custody (see chapter 14). Depending on the age and maturity of the child, the judge may ask the child which parent he or she wants to live with.

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