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Paternity hearing starts off spring training for Miguel Cabrera

Star athletes like Miguel Cabrera are often admired by people who use them as role models for achieving future goals. However, these athletes are just as human as the rest of society and face their own struggles in life, including legal matters such as paternity suits and child support. Kentucky families often face similar circumstances whenever there is a breakdown in a relationship between parents.

Recently, it was reported that Cabrera, the well-known first base player for the Detroit Tigers, was summoned to appear at a paternity hearing shortly before he is scheduled to begin spring training. According to the report, the case was scheduled in response to a petition filed by a 35-year-old woman who claims that the baseball player is the father of her two children. She has alleged that he has sharply reduced the amount of support that he was purportedly paying for the children. Birth certificates that are on file for them list Cabrera as the biological father. 

Cabrera has requested that the presiding judge bar media from attending the proceedings in order to protect the privacy of the children and parties involved. Due to the fact that the hearing is scheduled around the same time as training camps will be opening in Florida, it is believed that several reporters will attempt to cover the case. Attorneys for Cabrera claim that the woman is attempting to obtain compensation to which she is not entitled in spite on the fact that the athlete allegedly purchased a home for her and the children.

Many men across the country may not need to worry about the media, but they may be able to sympathize with Cabrera in other ways. They may also find themselves involved in paternity and child support actions filed by the mothers of their children. Kentucky residents who face similar issues may wish to consult a family law professional who can help facilitate the best outcomes for the child and parties involved.

Source: mlive.com, "Miguel Cabrera faces a paternity hearing on eve of spring training. He's asked a judge to bar media.", Evan Woodbery, Jan. 15, 2018

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