THE PRACTICE

Representing the Nonbiological 'Parent'

When clients seek custodial rights, attorneys should obtain details on involvement with the child.

, The National Law Journal

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When clients seek custodial rights, attorneys should obtain details on involvement with the child.

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  • Joyce Kauffman

    Of note is a recent Massachusetts case, Partanen v. Gallagher, com/cases/sjc/475/475mass632.html. The Court found that the former lesbian partner of the biological mother held herself out as a parent and, under the paternity statute, could establish herself as a full legal parent.

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