Started by D, Dec 10, 2003, 10:06 AM
It's not so much the women's attractiveness, or anything like that. It's not even so much that she has a kid. Rather it's the fact that the new man could be held responsible for that kid if the relationship should end.
I think (but I'm not absolutely sure, and I'm too lazy to look it up) that California is one of the states in which you can be required to pay child support if you form a sufficiently close bond with the mother. Keep in mind that this has nothing to do with it being your biological child, or even being married to the woman while she has a child from another man (that's absolutely the case in many states like Pennsylvania, for instance)