Friday, August 5, 2016

AZ Supreme Court allows father to challenge adoption despite failure to file with putative father registry

So reports the Washington Times:

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a biological father can assert his paternity and challenge his child’s adoption though the father didn’t claim paternity by filing with a state registry.

The justice’s unanimous decision upholds trial judge’s decision allowing a man to set aside a couple’s adoption of the child.

The high court’s ruling Tuesday said the biological father preserved his rights to claim paternity by promptly suing to challenge the adoption once he learned of the adoption proceedings.

The opinion can be found here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adoption_law/2016/08/az-supreme-court-allows-father-to-challenge-adoption-despite-failure-to-file-with-putative-father-re.html

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