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Stepparent visitation where biological parent's rights had been terminated – Published opinion from Ky Court of Appeals

FRY V. CAUDILL   Stepfather filed a petition for visitation with stepchildren. Biological father’s rights had been terminated and although stepfather had not adopted the children, they had his last name, called him dad, and relied on him solely for … Continue reading

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Quebec Court of Appeal Upholds Ruling Favouring Dad Over Biological Father

Quebec’s Court of Appeal recently found that a man listed as the father of a toddler in Quebec will remain listed on his birth certificate, despite objections of another man who was found to the child’s biological father. What Happened? … Continue reading

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Single Men Increasingly Having Biological Children via Surrogacy

From Chicago Tribune: Bill Guest was about 30 when his biological clock kicked in. His friends were having kids left and right, and suddenly being a doting uncle wasn’t enough. Guest wasn’t particularly interested in getting married, but he did… … Continue reading

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New Ruling by Florida Supreme Court Gives A Remedy For Biological Fathers in Paternity Cases

In Simmonds v. Perkins, No. SC17-1963 (Fla. 2018), the Florida Supreme Court decided to take up the question of whether a biological father is entitled to rebut the common law presumption that the mother’s husband is the legal father of … Continue reading

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Missouri Supreme Court Case: Dissolution of marriage involving non-biological child should be adjudicated with a separate paternity action; Third party custody appropriate when biological parents are unfit.

Recent Decision from the Missouri Supreme Court: Overview: A mother appeals a circuit court’s judgment awarding third-party custody of a child to her stepfather in the mother and stepfather’s proceeding to dissolve their marriage. In a decision written by Judge … Continue reading

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