Don’t confuse ‘de facto parenthood’ with ‘exceptional circumstances,’ court says (access required)

An adult intimately involved in a child’s upbringing cannot be deemed a “de facto parent” with a claim to visitation or custody unless both of the youngster’s legal parents consented to and fostered the child’s parent-like relationship with the individual – regardless of how neglectful the parents might have been, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled. But ...

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