Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, July 9, 2018

FL Court Strikes Down Old Rule

From myPalmBeachPost:

Loxahatchee man and scores of other despondent dads throughout the state on Thursday won the chance to help raise their children when the Florida Supreme Court struck down decades-old rules that put the antiquated notion of a child’s “legitimacy” ahead of a biological father’s rights.

In a decision hailed by family law attorneys as a giant step into the modern world, the state’s high court unanimously agreed that biological fathers should no longer be automatically blocked from having contact with children who are born to women who are married to someone else.

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