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Bill would change Kansas child support law

TOPEKA | The wife of a soldier on his third tour in Iraq tells the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kansas' child support law is unfair to her family.

Karey Sprowson, of Wakefield, told the committee Wednesday that her husband was married to a woman who had a child by another man.

A trial court ordered him to pay child support because the law says he's the presumed father, even though DNA tests prove otherwise. The law requires the court to consider the child's best interest in allowing a paternity test.

The bill allows a man presumed to be the father to request a genetic test from a court without it having to consider the best interest of the child.

The committee took no action on the bill.

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