NY Decision Allows Non-Biological/Non-Adoptive “Parent” to Seek Visitation of Child Under Certain Circumstances

Important decision today out of the State of New York allowing a same-sex ex-partner to be potentially considered under New York law as a child’s other “parent” for purposes of standing to seek custody and visitation of a child.  This decision may put a stop to the unfortunate past history of a biological parent in a same-sex relationship alleging after a falling out with their ex-partner that the law should consider their ex-partner (not biologically or legally related to the child) as a legal stranger to the child even though the ex-partner helped raise the child prior to the breakup.



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