Navigation Links
Custody Awarded to Stepfather: 10 Month Old Child Now to Have Open-Heart Surgery
Date:1/13/2009

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking case that could affect one-third of American families, Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Thomas Carr transferred custody of a 10 month old child with a severe heart condition to the child's stepfather from the mother. Judge Carr also gave the father custody of his 3 year old biological child by the same mother. This decision is highly unusual because most courts have not recognized stepfathers as having any rights whatsoever.

The temporary order of protection was in response to the alarmed stepfather's claims that the mother cancelled the 10 month old's life-saving open heart surgery and also beat the 3 year old child.

The court agreed with the stepfather's attorneys, Jeffery Leving and Maureen Gorman, who proved that custody of the stepchild should be placed with the stepfather when necessary to protect the child. A case status review is scheduled for Feb. 9, 2009.

"Traditionally, unless a stepfather adopts a child, he has no legal rights to the stepchild. However, our law firm is accustomed to handling these special cases with the best interest of the children as our guiding principle. Protecting fathers' rights and the welfare of children are our highest priorities -- we are saving children's lives everyday," said Jeffery Leving, founder of DadsRights.com.

According to research, up to one-third of Americans are now living in stepfamily homes and more than half of Americans today at some point will be part of a stepfamily. "Thus, it is of growing importance to clarify the gray area of stepparent rights and it is vital to remember that the bonds created between children and stepparents are real and lasting," Mr. Leving continues.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Law Offices of Jeffery Leving
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nurses play a key role in police custody suites, complementing the traditional role of doctors
2. UCLA/RAND study shows that many children of HIV-positive parents are not in their custody
3. Companion Global Healthcare Awarded for Outstanding Web Site
4. AMERIGROUP Community Care of Ohio Awarded New Health Plan Accreditation From NCQA
5. Highmark Medicare Services Awarded New Contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
6. URMC, Lighthouse Biosciences Awarded U.S. Patent for Diagnostic Technology
7. URMC, Lighthouse Biosciences awarded US patent for diagnostic technology
8. SpectraScience Awarded U.S. Patent 7,469,160 for Its Unique Methods and Apparatus for Evaluating Image Focus
9. PDHIs Health Risk Appraisal and Consumer Health Tools Awarded NCQA HIP Certification
10. $15 million grant awarded to reduce cancer disparities
11. M.C. Dean, Inc. Awarded Contract for Electrical Services at Atlanta VA Medical Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Georgia State ... its specialty academic programs. , Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, ... health law, and environmental and land use law. ,  , “The demand for ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are nearly 14.5 million ... million cancer survivors worldwide. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world will ... Survivors Day®. , National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest possible audience, Dr. Parsa Mohebi is ... the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, is making all of ... Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos we started last month has been ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... North Cypress Medical Center hosted ... Club in Cypress. With the help of community partners, the event organizers raised $45,000 ... hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... TN (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... fitness education and products recently hosted the first PowerWave Instructor Certification Course in ... who lead a group of fitness professional through the 8 hour interactive course ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... den Markt gebracht, die es Ärzten erlaubt, ihre ... zu behandeln: MDLinking kombiniert Live Streaming mit einer ... Umfeld zu kommunizieren. Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, Asien ... sich bereits für die Plattform registriert. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...  Diana Russell suffers from a form of rheumatoid ... out.  This disease has put her in a wheelchair, ... grandchildren to leave her home.  Because of the size ... the wheelchair.  So if there is a family function, ... left to wait for the bus. Photo ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Marziani has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, announced Andrea ... Marziani will lead the company,s business development and sales team, exploring new opportunities for ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: