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Indiana University
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Supreme Court Decision Gives Local Dads New Hope on Fighting for Paternal Rights

From WPTV (West Palm Beach):

Local fathers have been fighting a Florida law for years, and now they have the Supreme Court on their side.

A judge decided a Florida law can no longer keep biological fathers from trying to establish paternal rights in cases where the child was born to a mother married to another man. 

Christopher Farrell got to hold his son once months after he was born.

"It gets emotional; it hurts at times trying to think how far he’s progressing, what's his speech like? Is he saying different words? What's his favorite animal?" said Farrell.

Three years ago, he found out his then-girlfriend was pregnant, and he put together a nursery at his Loxahatchee home for his soon to be son. During her pregnancy, Farrell said she got back with her husband and cut off all ties with him. 

Read more here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2018/08/supreme-court-decision-gives-local-dads-new-hope-on-fighting-for-paternal-rights.html

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