N.Y. Family Court Denied Jurisdiction to Hear Same-Sex Support Issue
Friday, May 29, 2009
- Organization: New York Law Journal
Family Court does not have jurisdiction to order a woman with no biological or legal ties to her former same-sex partner's son to pay child support, a New York state appeals panel has ruled.
The 3-2 ruling turned on the fact that the only New York proceedings for determining parentage are paternity proceedings, which resolve controversies regarding the fatherhood of a child. Learn More