August 31, 2016

NY Court Broadens Definition Of “Parent” for Visitation and Custody

The NY Court of Appeals recently broadened the definition of a “parent” in it’s court system. This decision will allow non-biological caretakers, ones who are not the adoptive guardian of a child, to seek custody or visitation of a child. The court’s decision conveys the often changing definition of what is considered “family” in today’s society. Specifically the court now establishes an argument for a partner in a same-sex divorce to seek custody or visitation of a child of their former soon-to-be ex-spouse.

 

NY Court Of Appeals Decision In the Matter of Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A. C.C.