Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Gabriel P. v. Suedi D. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2006)

Check out the first two factual paragraphs of this opinion, which describe the beginnings of some really beautiful relationships between intelligent, sophisticated parties and that -- stunningly -- leads to the eventual filing of a paternity action:

"Suedi and Gabriel first met at an entertainment club when Suedi was approximately 15 years old and Gabriel was approximately 20 years old. Gabriel then believed that Suedi was at least 21. [Yeah, right.] Both were unwed. Suedi and Gabriel began to have sexual relations, and at some point Seanna was conceived. During this period, Suedi also had sexual relations with Anthony O., who was then approximately 29 years old and also unwed. Suedi led each man to believe that he was Seanna’s father."

Believe it or not, eveything goes downhill from there.