De facto parenthood requires both parents’ consent, Md. high court says (access required)

An adult intimately involved in a child’s upbringing cannot be regarded as a “de facto parent” with a claim to visitation or a share of custody unless both of the youngster’s legal parents consented to and fostered the child’s parent-like relationship with the individual, a divided Maryland high court ruled this week. In its 5-2 decision, ...

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