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Third-Party Custody

Apr 22, 2019

Family Law: Third-Party Custody-Putative Father-Sufficiency Of Evidence

  Where a mother challenged the award of third-party custody of a minor child to the man the child knew as his father for his first nine years, the biological parents were found to be unfit, and the trial court’s findings were sufficient to support the award of third-party custody to the putative father. Judgment […]

Dec 12, 2018

Domestic Relations: Third-Party Custody-Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where a man, who was not the biological father of his girlfriend’s child but acted as such from her birth, sought custody or visitation with the child after the mother began to prohibit contact between the two, the man pleaded facts sufficient to support a claim for third-party custody, so dismissal for failure to state […]

Oct 4, 2017

Domestic Relations :  Breach Of Contract – Third-Party Custody –  Same-Sex Couple

K.M.M. v. K.E.W. (MLW No. 71075/Case No. ED105087 – 28 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Sullivan, J.)

May 30, 2017

Domestic Relations : Child Custody – Third-Party Custody – Natural Father

Bowers v. Bowers (MLW No. 70593/Case No. ED103176 – 39 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Hoff, J.)

Nov 23, 2016

Domestic Relations : Third-Party Custody – Standing

Hanson v. Carroll (MLW No. 69923/Case No. ED103530 – 9 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Gaertner Jr., J.)

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