Seeking Custody or Visitation as a Non-Biological, Non-Adoptive, Same-Sex Parent in the Absence of a Pre-Conception Agreement
Seeking custody or visitation as a non-biological, non-adoptive parent can feel like an insurmountable challenge, and make you feel as if you don’t have any rights. The Appellate Division, Second Department, however, recently affirmed an order from the Family Court, Nassau County (Judge Thomas A. Rademaker) giving standing to a same-sex, non-biological and non-adoptive parent seeking custody of and visitation with her non-biological children that were born during the couples’ marriage.
Divorce is sometimes the first experience a person has with the American court system. The thought of fighting over assets and custody of the children before a judge and a courtroom full of witnesses is frightening, but many family law cases never see the inside of a courtroom and are settled through a process called divorce mediation. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages; so first, let’s look at them separately. If you have any questions about the content in this article, do not hesitate to contact us!
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