To fans of the television talk show The View, co-host Sherri Shepherd is best known for providing comedic relief. More recently, however, the actress and comedian is facing divorce and child custody disputes that are no laughing matter.
This week, we will discuss one more installment on the topic of advanced fertility options and family courts. As we have said in the previous posts on men who are choosing to become fathers through surrogacy, a state court grappling with child support in sperm donation cases, and custody issues surrounding children conceived through in vitro fertilization, there are many new issues related to fertility advancements and family law coming to head.
According to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, divorce may have a stronger effect on the parent-child relationship if the divorce occurred when the child was younger as opposed to older. The researchers concluded that a divorce during the first few years of a child's life can have negative effects on the relationship the child has with his or her parents as an adult.