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A Step Forward in How We Define Family

IN RE: BROOKE S.B., Respondent, v. ELIZABETH A. C.C., Respondent.

28 N.Y.3d 1 (2016)

The Court of Appeals, Abdus–Salaam, J., held that where a partner shows by clear and convincing evidence that the parties agreed to conceive a child and to raise the child together, the non-biological, non-adoptive partner has standing, as a parent, to seek visitation and custody, overruling Alison D. v. Virginia M., 77 N.Y.2d 651, 572 N.E.2d 27, 569 N.Y.S.2d 586, and abrogating Debra H. v. Janice R., 14 N.Y.3d 576, 930 N.E.2d 184, 904 N.Y.S.2d 263.

 

 

James Iniguez