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JUSTIN DAVIS v. WICOMICO COUNTY BUREAU

Justin Davis, Petitioner, twice sought to secure a paternity test years after he had executed an Affidavit of Parentage, in which he attested, shortly following the birth of twin boys in 2009, that he was their father. The Wicomico County ...

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ADAM SANTO v. GRACE SANTO

Joint custody — Tie-breaking provisions — Warring parents In Taylor v. Taylor, 306 Md. 290, 293 (1986), we decided that an award of joint custody was a permissible exercise of a trial court’s general equity powers. Notably, we also explained ...

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MICHELLE L. CONOVER v. BRITTANY D. CONOVER

Child custody and visitation — De facto parenthood — Non-traditional marriage Child custody and visitation decisions are among the most serious and complex decisions a court must make, with grave implications for all parties. The dissolution of a non-traditional marriage ...

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NAFISSATOU GARBA v. ALIOUNE NDIAYE

Child custody — Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act — Child’s home state The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”) eliminates jurisdictional wrangling and forum shopping in custody cases by defining, for each child, a “home state” ...

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Mich. case: Parental rights terminated for not protecting children from abuser

Respondent’s parental rights were correctly terminated because she failed to protect her children from their abuser, who was respondent’s boyfriend. It is immaterial that the boyfriend was incarcerated and was to be deported while this appeal was pending. The issue is not whether the children will be at risk from a particular abuser. Rather, termination is appropriate because respondent had the opportunity to prevent the abuse but did not do so.

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Parents never married: Biological dad gets custody, parenting time, Mich. appeals court agrees

A trial court properly awarded a biological father parenting time with and joint legal custody of the unmarried parties’ child, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 published decision. Paternity testing determined that the child, MP, was the plaintiff’s biological daughter. The defendant mother had given birth to MP shortly after marrying another man, who was the child’s presumed father under Michigan law. The plaintiff later filed an action for custody and parenting time in Berrien County Circuit Court.

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In re: Victoria C.

Visitation: Sibling visitation rights: Parental fitness or exceptional circumstances CoA No. 15, Sept. Term 2013. Reported. Opinion by Battaglia, J.; Greene and Adkins, JJ., dissent. Filed March 27, 2014. Petition for certiorari from Court of Special Appeals. Affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded to Carroll County Circuit Court.

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