Two mothers take custody battle to U.S. Supreme Court

By |2022-03-31T20:13:15+00:0013 Mar 2016|Categories: Child Custody|

Two mothers take custody battle to U.S. Supreme Court

Child custody is something parents should take seriously. When a marriage or a relationship comes to an end, and there are children involved, one or both parents may wish to gain sole custody of the children. With both parents wanting certain things to happen, they often end up disputing until they eventually can agree or a judge makes the decision for them.

It was recently reported that two mothers have taken their child custody battle for their two children to the U.S. Supreme Court. The women were together for over fifteen years before deciding to end their relationship. During that time, they had three children in Georgia. One of the women was the children’s birth mother, and the other was awarded parental rights.

The first part of the custody battle took the women to Alabama where the mother who had been granted parental rights did not receive good news. When it was found by the Alabama Supreme Court that Georgia’s ruling on the matter was not valid, the dispute carried on to the U.S. Supreme Court. At that point, it was decided that the Alabama Supreme Court could not overturn the ruling of the Georgia court to give one of the women parental rights.

Child custody laws can be confusing for any couple. As a result, some parents have had to deal with the fact that certain decisions that were made by one court were not upheld by another. Anyone who has questions or concerns about child custody may want to contact an attorney, as they can help you find the answers to your questions and assist during a child custody battle.

Source: Catholic Online, “Three children 2 mothers -Who gets custody?,” Kenya Sinclair, February 8, 2016

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Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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