West Headnote of the Day – September 7, 2010

September 7, 2010

West's Key 76H Children Out-Of-Wedlock
West's Key 76HV Paternity Proceedings
West's Key 76Hk33 k. Bar or Abatement of Proceedings.

76H Children Out-Of-WedlockFor purposes of a motion to compel DNA testing to establish paternity, the best interests of the children are generally served by maintaining their legitimacy and a father should not be permitted to bastardize children born during the marriage for his own self-interest.
Hammack v. Hammack, 737 N.Y.S.2d 702 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002)

Suggested by Tara Glynn; Hofstra University School of Law; Hempstead, NY