Jason Patric's Bitter Custody Battle

Actor takes his case to court to obtain custody of his son conceived in-vitro using his sperm.
2:06 | 05/08/14

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A fiery courtroom battle raising provocative questions about the heart of a modern family. A former teen star the actor Jason Patrick is locked in a duel with the mother of his son. The question is what is a sperm donor and what is a dad and ABC Cecilia Vega now from the floor. -- hey Hollywood custody feud playing out in the Los Angeles courtroom today. But this -- possibly with sweeping consequences for modern family's actor Jason Patrick the eighties teen heartthrob who rose to fame in the lost -- -- Tech -- in a bitter fight to be recognized as this little boy's dad. That the -- this from my son. Doing this for. Fathers and mothers. All over the country Patrick and ex girlfriend Daniel Schreiber conceived through in vitro fertilization she claims he was nothing more than a sperm donor and therefore has no parental rights to four year old -- and so far the courts have sided with her when was the last time you sign your son. 63 weeks ago. Patrick never signed a birth certificate and in a statement to ABC news today Schreiber says Patrick offered to donate sperm after they broke up under the express condition that it be kept secret. And that he would not be a father to or have any obligations rights or responsibilities. For my child -- -- -- -- -- -- While Schreiber says home videos like these don't show the real relationship. Patrick says they prove he's been out from day -- at the sperm clinic he signed this intent to parent. Form. I am not a donor any more than she is why because I'm a man does that make me -- donor. It is they closely watched case that could redefine what it means to be a father Phillies are changing so fast -- it's actually difficult for the law to keep up with changes -- and the -- how far are you willing to take -- I will fight with everything I have to get complex -- back to parents fighting for their son. Each vowing not to give up. Cecilia Vega ABC news Los Angeles.

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