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Interview Questionnaire

Client #8 (Michelle Trump)

Pre-Event Questions

  1. How long have you known your husband?
  2. What are you and your husband’s backgrounds (i.e., employment histories, civil and/or criminal records, medical records, etc.)? Please be as detailed as possible.
  3. How long have you and your husband known Robert?
  4. Which one of you knew Robert first?
  5. How were you introduced to Robert?
  6. To the best of your knowledge, how was your husband introduced to Robert?
  7. What kind of relationship did you have with Robert?
  8. To the best of your knowledge, what kind of relationship did your husband have with Robert?
  9. Do you ever see Robert without your husband?
  10. If yes, what do you do with Robert when your husband isn’t around?
  11. Does your husband ever see Robert without you?
  12. If yes, what does your husband do with Robert when you aren’t around? How do you know?
  13. What do you and your husband know about Robert’s background?
  14. How do you and your husband know what you know about Robert’s background?
  15. Is Robert married and/or a father?
  16. If yes, do you and your husband often see Robert’s wife and/or child(ren)?
  17. If no, what do you and your husband know about Robert’s personal life?  How do you know?
  18. Are you and your husband aware of Robert’s sexual orientation?
  19. To the best of your knowledge, has your husband displayed homosexual tendencies in the past?
  20. Are you and your husband aware of Robert’s financial situation?
  21. How long have you and your husband tried to have a child?
  22. Have you and your husband sought professional help in this matter?
  23. To the best of your knowledge, was Robert aware of you and your husband’s struggle to have a child?
  24. To the best of your knowledge, please describe everything that happened between the moment when you and your husband decided to involve Robert and the moment when Robert donated his sperm.
  25. How did you and your husband decide to involve Robert?
  26. Why did you and your husband involve Robert? Was there something special about Robert?
  27. How did you and your husband approach Robert? Individually or together?
  28. How did Robert react to you and your husband’s request?
  29. How long did it take for Robert to decide to help?
  30. Was a contract between you and your husband and Robert drafted?
  31. If yes, were there any witnesses to the contract’s formation? How was the contract recorded?
  32. If no, did you and your husband discuss with Robert his rights as the sperm donor?
  33. How was this discussion recorded?
  34. Did Robert donate his sperm at a doctor’s clinic?
  35. If yes, did you, your husband, and/or Robert sign any documents at the clinic?
  36. If no, do you, your husband, and/or Robert have any records pertaining to Robert’s donation?

Event Questions

  1. Where were you injected with Robert’s sperm?
  2. Were your husband and/or Robert present at the injection?
  3. During what stage of your menstrual cycle were you injected?
  4. When did you and your husband realize that you were pregnant?
  5. Did you and your husband notify Robert of your pregnancy?
  6. If no, when and how did Robert learn of your pregnancy?
  7. Given that you and your husband resumed sexual relations the second night after your injection, did you and your husband ever express any concern as to the possibility that your husband, not Robert, was responsible for your pregnancy?
  8. If yes, how did you and your husband address these concerns?
  9. Did you and your husband talk to Robert about these concerns?
  10. If yes, how did Robert react to these concerns?
  11. Did these concerns in any way affect you and your husband’s prior agreement with Robert?
  12. If yes, did you and your husband attempt to resolve these changes with Robert?
  13. Did you and your husband seek professional help to resolve these changes?
  14. Was an accord between you and your husband and Robert reached?
  15. Did your husband assist you during your pregnancy?
  16. If yes, to what extent? If no, why not?
  17. Also, if no, to the best of your knowledge, was Robert aware of your husband’s lack of involvement?
  18. Did Robert assist you during your pregnancy?
  19. If yes, why and to what extent?
  20. If no, to what extent was Robert involved with you and your husband during your pregnancy?
  21. Did you notice at any point during your pregnancy a change in Robert’s behavior?
  22. If yes, was this change in Robert’s behavior positive or negative? Please elaborate.
  23. To the best of your knowledge, at any point during your pregnancy, did your husband see Robert without you?
  24. If yes, are you aware of what was said between your husband and Robert? How do you know?
  25. Did you notice at any point during your pregnancy a change in your husband’s behavior?
  26. If yes, was this change in your husband’s behavior positive or negative? Please elaborate.
  27. To the best of your knowledge, please describe everything that happened between the moment when you went into labor and the moment when you and your husband were informed of Robert’s intent to threaten legal action.
  28. When you went into labor, did your husband accompany you to the hospital?
  29. Did Robert accompany you to the hospital?
  30. Was the hospital aware of your husband’s status as the legal father of your impending child?
  31. After you gave birth, did your husband sign any documents recognizing him as the legal father?
  32. Was Robert informed when you went into labor, or was he informed after your child’s birth?
  33. Did Robert bring you and your child a present, that is, did he behave as would any ordinary well-wisher?
  34. Did Robert speak to you and your husband before threatening legal action?
  35. If yes, what was said? Please describe this conversation as best you can.
  36. Before Robert declared his intent to threaten legal action, do you think your husband spoke to Robert alone?
  37. If yes, why do you think so? What do you think was said between your husband and Robert?
  38. At any point before Robert declared his intent to threaten legal action, did you notice changes in your husband and/or Robert’s behaviors? Please elaborate.

Post-Event Questions

  1. How did you and your husband react to Robert’s declaration?
  2. Was there a confrontation between you and your husband and Robert?
  3. If yes, please describe as best you can what was said.
  4. How did Robert act during and immediately after the confrontation?
  5. How did you and your husband?
  6. After the confrontation, did you and your husband remain in contact with Robert?
  7. If yes, what was the extent of this contact?
  8. If no, why did you and your husband lose contact with Robert?
  9. Has your husband’s behavior changed at any point during these events? If yes, please elaborate.
  10. Has Robert threatened you and your husband in any way?
  11. Is Robert aware that you and your husband are contesting his claim to your child?
  12. Is Robert aware that you are seeking legal help?
  13. Has Robert’s lawyer contacted you and your husband?
  14. Has Robert’s lawyer threatened you and your husband in any way?
  15. Has Robert attempted to visit your child?
  16. If yes, how often and in what context? Please describe these attempts as best you can.
  17. Also, if yes, did you and your husband allow Robert to see your child?
  18. Alternatively, if you and your husband prohibited Robert from seeing your child, why so?
  19. Has your husband fulfilled his duties as father to your child? If yes, please describe how.
  20. If no, why and how has your husband failed to fulfill his duties as father to your child?
  21. When you and your husband first decided to involve Robert, what were your intentions for Robert’s involvement in your child’s life?
  22. Have those intentions changed since Robert’s threat of legal action? If yes, in what way?
  23. Has your child gone for a DNA test? If yes, what were the results?
  24. What kind of settlement are you and your husband seeking?
  25. Do the results of the DNA test in any way affect the kind of settlement you and your husband are seeking?
  26. Are you prepared to allow Robert visitation rights with your child?
  27. Finally, are there any other questions and/or concerns you have? Is there anything else you’d like to tell me?