It was a very emotional day in the courtroom, as the cast, crew, and Judge Lauren Lake celebrated taping episode 500 of the untraditional, nationally syndicated show “Paternity Court.” Executive producer David Armour explained that the purpose of creating the show was to bring families together. So many people want answers as to the paternity of a child, perhaps from the person they are currently married to or a child they are actually paying support for.
It seems only fair for a woman to tell a man if he is or is not the biological father. However, because this doesn’t always happen, the need for this type of show is apparent. Further, there are many adults who bring suspected biological parents in to get the truth. Everyone deserves to know where they come from, says Judge Lake.
When asked to recall a couple of her favorite cases, she replied, “I love to see the type of case when the man is wanting to be that parent. There are a lot of fathers that come in and step up to the plate wanting to confirm where they stand. However, it breaks my heart when I have to read the paternity test and let these type of men know they are not the biological father. This type of show helps bring closure to a lot of people and it really brings families together and provides answers they are seeking.”
Executive producer David Armour shared how it’s important to him to make sure every person hired on the staff understands what the show stands for and why the success of this show means so much to him. Armour claims he wants understanding staff who are able to empathize with the guests to make sure they are treated with the utmost respect, kindness and courtesy. It takes a lot for a person to come before strangers and put all their business on the line not knowing how it will be received.
The media joined in with the cast and crew for a celebratory toast and a beautiful cake. Judge Lake gave special thanks to her glam squad, who beautify her every day for the cameras.
Check your local listings for the release dates of more episodes of “Paternity Court.”