N.Y. Family Court Denied Jurisdiction to Hear Same-Sex Support Issue

  • 5/29/2009
  • New York Law Journal
  • Source: New York > Family Justice/DV

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