Utah Law Review, Vol 2009, No 2

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“YOU ONLY DONATED SPERM”: USING INTENT TO UPHOLD PATERNITY AGREEMENTS

Jesse Michael Nix

Abstract


This Note focuses on agreements between a sperm donor and a mother that either establish or terminate paternity, and whether or not these contracts are legally enforceable. First, this Note will define the different types of sperm donors in relation to the recipient. Second, paternity presumptions in the Uniform Parentage Act will be discussed. Third, two important cases involving paternity agreements will be contrasted. Fourth, this Note will argue that paternity agreements should be enforced.

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