Friday, November 12, 2021

Proposed Missouri Law Would Make Drunken Drivers Pay Child Support If Parent Is Killed In Accident

From USA Today:

A woman tasked with raising her son's two children after he, his fiancé and their infant were killed by a drunken driver, is fighting to propose a new law that will put drunken drivers on the hook for child support.

"Bentley's Law" would make drunken drivers who cause the death of a parent responsible for paying child support to a surviving spouse or relative raising the children until they are 18

Williams has gotten support from state Rep. Mike Henderson, and legislators in Tennessee have also gained interest in the proposed law. She told the Daily Journal she hopes to make the law national.

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