Why Registered Domestic Partners/Same Sex Spouses Still Need Adoptions or Court Orders of Parentage

By Diane M. Goodman

In December 2008 Newsweek published an article about the Miller-Jenkins custody case. Lisa Miller and her partner, Janet Jenkins entered into a civil union in Vermony in 2000. Civil unions in Vermont are similar to California’s Registered Domestic Partner laws. After their civil union, Lisa carried a child created with . . . → Read More: Why Registered Domestic Partners/Same Sex Spouses Still Need Adoptions or Court Orders of Parentage

Colorado: Mexican “Patria Potestas” Provides Custody per Hague Convention

U.S. District Court of Colorado: Mexican  Concept of “Patria Potestas” Provides Custody per Hague Convention

Colorado, April 10, 2008: In re The matter of Liebrman v. Tabachnik (2008) 625 F. Supp.2d 1109,  the U.S. District Court, analyzed the concept of “Patria Potestas” or “Parental Authority” under the Mexican law, its relation to the custody . . . → Read More: Colorado: Mexican “Patria Potestas” Provides Custody per Hague Convention

OHIO: Cultural Custody Requires Cultural Activities

Chinese Father Who Did Not Involve Child in Cultural Activities Cannot Complain From Adverse Custody Order

Ohio (July 10, 2010): Father, Chinese, appealed from a domestic relations division order denying him shared custody time with the eight year child of the marriage.  Father claimed that denial of custody time, limits his ability . . . → Read More: OHIO: Cultural Custody Requires Cultural Activities