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INTENT TO ADOPT IS NOT THE SAME AS ADOPTION

  A same-sex partner, Jenny, filed a petition for visitation. The child was the child of her former partner. The parties had acted as co-parents of the child for approximately seven years.  Their romantic relationship ended two years after the child’s birth.  They continued to act as co-parents. Jenny claimed that she continued to maintain [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Adoption|0 Comments

IS SAYING OK THE SAME AS NOT SAYING NO?

Son was not a child from this marriage. Son was the Guardian of the Person and the Estate of his father.  Son filed a petition for dissolution of marriage for his father. The Court granted the divorce. The Court also saved all property issues to be determined. This is called a bifurcated divorce. The Wife’s [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Guardianships and Conservatorships|0 Comments

DON’T THINK YOU ARE FOOLING ANYONE BY BEING UNDERHANDED IN COURT

DON’T THINK YOU ARE FOOLING ANYONE BY BEING UNDERHANDED IN COURT This is a guardianship case. The trial court appointed a guardian ad litem to do an investigation. A woman claimed to have powers of attorney (POA) over an 86-year old woman’s estate and healthcare. Had the POA financially exploited the elderly woman? The setting [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Guardianships and Conservatorships|0 Comments